Ravinia unveiled its latest work of art on Saturday, the aquatic sculpture Chorus, created by WET, Inc. Nestled into the festival’s grand entrance, the fountain and light show, which can be programmed to music, makes for a thrilling reveal when patrons emerge from the train underpass while walking to the festival’s main gate. Helping to celebrate the grand opening were students from Ravinia’s Reach*Teach*Play education programs, who sang at the fountain and gave an orchestral concert in Bennett Gordon Hall. Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering called it “a beautiful new addition to the public art of the city.”
The sculpture is a gift to the festival from Ravinia Life Trustee, Dolores Kohl Kaplan and her late husband Morry, who met at Ravinia. Dolores has been involved with the festival for over four decades.