Before the first concert even occurs this summer, Ravinia offers 20 percent off its entire classical lineup this Saturday, May 17, which has been designated “Classical Appreciation Day.” For the first time these discounts will be available online from midnight to midnight on May 17, but customers can also seek assistance from professional box office staff in person from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Ravinia. Lawn and reserved-seat tickets to the Pavilion, Martin Theatre or Bennett Gordon Hall will be offered at the discounted price. Ravinia Gifts will offer in-store and online discounts of up to 50 percent.
This special offer means a ticket to experience the great Chicago Symphony Orchestra can be obtained for just $8. With children and students already admitted free to the lawn for all classical events, this is the perfect opportunity for a family outing to introduce youngsters to symphonic music. Highlights include the CSO performing the scores to two different films live as they are projected on video screens in the Pavilion and on the lawn, West Side Story on July 17 and July 18 and The Lord of the Rings—The Return of the King on Aug. 7 and Aug. 8; superstar soprano Patricia Racette starring for the first time in the title role of Salome on Aug. 2; andSir James Galway giving the American premiere of a new work for flute by the Riverdance composer on July 8. Check out the entire classical lineupthat will be discounted.
Please note that this discount cannot be applied to nonclassical concerts and cannot be combined with other special pricing offers including Lawncierge, Ravinia Wine Club, donor discounts, Associates events, dining packages, punch passes or gift certificates.