Wednesday
Jun012011

Be Prepared for Summer Picnics!

You're headed to a concert under the stars at Ravinia. You've packed a delicious picnic paired with the perfect wine for your evening on the lawn. Make sure there’s a place to put it all! A handy Table-in-a-Bag is available at Ravinia’s gift shop. It’s lightweight and comes in blue canvas carrying bag...making it easy to carry!

Friday
May272011

REACH Students Enjoy Music at Ravinia 

The first visitors to Ravinia's 2011 season were students from Ravinia's REACH*TEACH*PLAY programs. Close to 2,900 children (K-6) from Chicago and Waukegan public schools came to Ravinia on Tuesday, May 24 to enjoy a performance in the main Pavilion by the Midwest Young Artist Orchestra. The day's program included excerpts from Prokoviev's Romeo & Juliet Ballet Suites which represents this year’s selection for the festival's One Score, One Chicago initiative.

Schools that attended the performance were visited by an ensemble or a pianist during the school year to experience a more intimate and introductory performance of Prokofiev's music. These visits served both as an educational activity and as a prelude to the larger performance by the orchestra at Ravinia. Last week's performance began with presentations by students (K-3) who participated in one of Ravinia's emblematic efforts in Chicago's elementary schools, the Music Discovery Program - a residency based music education program that serves over 2,300 students per year. At the end of the day's concert, students enjoyed lunch on the park's lawn as a way to have the ultimate Ravinia experience.

See photos of their day at Ravinia!

 

Monday
May232011

Do North: Writers' Theatre

Ravinia members can enjoy a special discount at Writers' Theatre. Take $10 off tickets to preview performances and $5 off tickets to regular-run performances when purchased online with the code DONORTH.

Monday
May232011

Ravinia Wine Club: Formal Wine Tastings & CSO Packages

Enjoy sampling a variety of luxury wines at the Ravinia Wine Club. Join Terlato Wines International and Kerrygold at Ravinia on July 24, July 31 and August 14 for a pre-concert tasting with cheese pairings. Your ticket per concert includes the wine tasting and a reserved pavilion seat for just $40. Or, if you have already purchased your tickets, you can add the Wine Club for just $15. Click here for tickets and more information.

Monday
May232011

Ravinia President Honored

Pianist Adam Marks and Ravinia Festival President and CEO finish performing at The Arts Center’s Red Hot Gala.

Ravinia President and CEO Welz Kauffman was honored with The Art Center’s Arts Inspiration Award at the Center’s Red Hot Gala, For the Love of Art on May 5, for being a teacher and visionary as an artistic leader. Building on three decades of artistic leadership, Kauffman has dedicated his Ravinia tenure to educational goals including the festival’s REACH*TEACH*PLAY programs.

With 300 people in attendance, Kauffman, also an accomplished pianist, took the stage with pianist Adam Marks to perform for guests. After the performance, Kauffman said to Highland Park Patch, “It's very flattering and very humbling at the same time. What people are doing is they’re honoring Ravinia.”

Wednesday
May182011

Train Spotting

Have you seen the CTA trains with the Ravinia art yet? Here is a great photo from our friends at Titan.

 

Adriana McClintock

Marketing Manager

Saturday
May142011

Fashion – Function: New Picnic Tote Available

Next time you “brown bag it,” show your style. Our cool clutch insulated tote is a great over-the-shoulder picnic bag. It’s made of soft coated polyester fabric, is water resistant, wipes clean and has shoulder length handles and a Velcro top for secure closure. Your purchases help us provide great programming at an affordable cost. Plus a portion of the proceeds goes right back into the festival’s ongoing music education programs.

Saturday
May142011

Your Ravinia Membership Blossoms at the Chicago Botanic Garden

It’s a great time to take a walk through the park. Use your Ravinia membership to get half-price parking (admission is already free) at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Find out more information here.

Saturday
May142011

From Ravinia's Steans Music Institute

Get a preview of the 2011 season of music from Ravinia’s Stean’s Music Institute. Ravinia President guides you through great samples of music courtesy of WFMT here and here.

Saturday
May142011

Saturday in the Park Package

Join us on the lawn for the iconic rock group Chicago on August 28 for just $85 per guest, including food, beverage, designated lawn space, and lawn ticket! Call Hilary Saurer at 847.266.5406 or hsaurer@levyrestaurants.com for more information. Minimum of 15 guests required.