Ragdale Ring Performance #2 – Silk Road Quartet

Curated by Jamil Khoury and Malik Gillani of Silk Road Rising

Join us for an enchanting musical journey through story and song, weaving together past and present with east and west. Featuring Ronnie Malley, Jennie Oh-Brown, Carlo Basile, and Bob Garrett. Directed by Anna C. Bahow.

All events take place in the RAGDALE RING, the open-air performance venue, whose “Living Picture” design by T+E+A+M was recently chosen in an international competition for outstanding, young architects. Guests are encouraged to bring their family, a lawn chair, or picnic for these arts-filled outdoor performances.

Off-site parking is available in Lake Forest’s Oakwood lot, on the corner of Oakwood and Deerpath, just west of City Hall. Shuttle vans will run every 10-15 minutes. Metra riders may also meet the shuttle in the Oakwood lot. Ragdale is a 15-20 minute walk from dowtown Lake Forest.

Admission is $20/person; $15 Students and seniors, 12 and under free.


RONNIE MALLEY is a multi-instrumentalist musician, theatrical performer, producer, and educator. His credits include A Disappearing Number (TimeLine), Ziryab, the Songbird of Andalusia (Silk Road Rising), The Secret Garden (Court), Disney’s The Jungle Book (Goodman, Huntington), co-composer and musician in The White Snake (Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Berkeley Rep, McCarter, Goodman, Guthrie, Wuzhen Theater Festival in China, Old Globe), composer and co-sound designer on The Who and the What (Victory Gardens), associate producer on The Sultan’s Dilemma (International Voices Project) and The Arabian Nights (Lookingglass, Berkely Rep, Arena Stage). Ronnie is an artistic associate with International Voices Project, a teaching artist with Chicago Arts Partnership in Education (CAPE) and Global Voices Initiative (GVI), and a faculty member at the Old Town School of Folk Music. He performs with the music groups Allos Musica, Baeoa, EMME, Lamajamal, Surabhi, and the University of Chicago Middle East Music Ensemble.

SILK ROAD RISING creates live theatre and online videos that tell stories through primarily Asian American and Middle Eastern American lenses. In representing communities that intersect and overlap, we advance a polycultural worldview. Silk Road Rising understands that cultures are inherently linked. We seek the intersections of cultures without denying the specificities of cultures. And we strive to create a world that values art over ideology and inquiry over dogma.

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