Not only does Ravinia present concerts, but as a not-for-profit the festival connects music to thousands of families around Chicago through multi-tiered education programs called REACH*TEACH*PLAY. Please join us for a showcase of these programs that is free and open to the public, featuring performances by Chicago Public School students, guest artists, teaching artists and musicians from the festival’s community partnerships, at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14 in Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St. in Chicago.
Brian Peck, morning disc jockey at 100.3FM, will serve as master of ceremonies and the event features performances by Chicago Public School students of all ages from the kindergarten level to high school and also includes adult singers who take part in Ravinia’s community conservatory in Lawndale. The showcase will include a presentation by Ravinia Jazz Scholars, high school students who have studied with some of Chicago’s great jazz artists, including jazz mentor Willie Pickens. Ravinia’s newest education effort, the REACH Orchestra, a student-training orchestra and after school program for 8 to 12-year olds, will also perform. The event also includes a performance by pianists Marta Aznavoorian and Ravinia President and CEO Welz Kauffman, who have appeared as guest artists in classrooms.
Please join us to support these incredible programs!
Associate Director of Communications