Venue Details

138 Star Starred
Ravinia Pavilion
200 Ravinia Park Road Highland Park, IL 60035
847-266-5100
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Member Tips

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$10 for main parking
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Ann Klosinski
Take a jacket in questionable weather.
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Ann Klosinski
Available at the venue if you choose not to bring your own.
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Ann Klosinski
Parking lot opens at 4 PM, gates open at 5 PM
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Jeffrey G.
No indoor seating for the carryout- not good in bad weather.
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Jeffrey G.
Definitely watch out in
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Reviews & Ratings

25 ratings
4.7 average rating
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29 events
16 reviews
18 stars
attended Sep 07 2012

The draw was Yo-Yo, who was great in the one number in which he soloed, but I will definitely keep my eye out for "The Knights". Their lack of orchestral stiffness was refrershing and they were fun to watch and hear.

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14 events
10 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 07 2012

Yo Yo is such a great musician and a generally nice person. He even sat in with the Knights on the last number played. The Knights are a young group of fine musicians that really like each other.

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7 events
7 reviews
19 stars
attended Sep 07 2012

Yo-Yo Ma and The Knights were fantastic! The weather cooperated too - a lovely evening for an outdoor concert at Ravinia.

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More Information

Website

http://www.ravinia.org/ViewDate.aspx?show=462

Description

Program:

Wagner: Siegfried Idyll

Schumann: Cello Concerto in A Minor, Op. 129

Debussy: Prélude À L’après-Midi D’un Faun (“Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun”)

Adès: Three Studies After Couperin

Persian Trad./arr. Jacobsen and Aghaei: Ascending Bird

_Please note:

This is an open-air venue, so please be prepared for the weather._

About the Ticket Supplier: Ravinia Festival

There's more to Ravinia than merely the world's greatest music. For as many people who walk through Ravinia's gate each summer, there are just as many ways to enjoy what they call "The Ravinia Experience."

For some, it all starts with a picnic picked up along the way, followed by a hop on the train and greeting your friends at your favorite spot on the lawn. Gradually, day turns into evening, and from the comfort of your perfect lawn spot, it culminates in a great concert by candlelight as you gaze at the stars above.

For others, it's a dinner reservation at one of Ravinia's popular on-site restaurants followed by a casual stroll to the Pavilion, where you go to see and hear the stars on the stage.

Bring your own lavish picnic, treat yourself to an ice cream cone at intermission, or just come as you are and leave the details to them.

Since 1904, Ravinia has been Chicago's "sound of summer," a place where you can meet up with your friends, have a wonderful time and hear some of the greatest music in the world. They've got stars on the stage and stars in the sky, and it's all within your reach. Enjoy!