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Off Campus Writers' Workshop - OCWW


  • August 16, 2023
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Ragdale - 1260 N. Green Bay Road, Lake Forest, IL


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Join us from 5:30-7pm and Picnic along the Prairie before the performance on the Ragdale Ring begins at 7pm. Spread a blanket, bring some chairs, pour the wine and pass the hors d'oeuvres - or buy your picnic dinner from the food truck parked near The Ring. Guests welcome!

PROGRAM:  Reading by poet Simone Muench ~
Music  by Soprano Tracy Cantin and Guitarist Dave Miller

Tracy Cantin and Dave Miller have a fresh, approachable take on classical, operatic, and contemporary vocal repertoire. Their innovative re-imagining of works by Puccini, Debussy, and Britten garner high adulation from serious classical music fans. The unorthodox inclusion of the electric guitar creates   exciting challenges and opportunities when interpreting a body of music largely written for orchestra or piano.  Applying the same unified aesthetic to approach contemporary popular composers such as Tom Waits, Cole Porter, and David Bowie, the duo has compelled a new audience to initiate a meaningful and curious relationship with classical music.  


In the event of rain cancellation tickets will be refunded. Parking: Enter at 1230 N. Green Bay Road and parking attendants will assist you. For those with mobility issues, enter at 1272 N. Green Bay Road to drop off and/or park and attendants will assist. Seating capacity at the Ring is limited. Seats are provided for 100: an area for chairs and blankets seats 50.  

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