Conductor Marin Alsop and artist/author Jamie Bernstein will discuss Trouble in Tahiti (which calls out Ravinia’s hometown of Highland Park by name) and its place in Bernstein’s personal life and musical cannon at 7 p.m. in Ravinia’s Park View Restaurant. Tiki-themed menu items will recall the flavors of the Fifties. This special talk has been placed between the two presentations of the one-act show, so that concert-goers to the 5 p.m. event can make dinner reservations for after their performance, and ticket-holders to the 8:30 performance can make reservations prior to their curtain, allowing everyone with dinner reservations to attend the talk. Hard-cover copies of Bernstein's best-selling memoir Famous Father Girl will be on sale for signing.
Marin Alsop, conductor and director
Patricia Racette, soprano (Dinah)
Paulo Szot, baritone (Sam)
Michelle Areyzaga, soprano (Trio)
Nils Nilsen, tenor (Trio)
Nathaniel Olson, baritone (Trio)
Rachel Tobias, stage manager