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Ravinia Words and Music

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Ravinia Words and Music Program 2023

The Words & Music Program provides patrons of Chicagoland libraries complimentary lawn passes to attend concerts featuring the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and other classical artists every season. This summer season, guests from 61 suburban libraries and the Chicago Public Library are expected at 14 concerts.
More information on each concert and venue details can be found on Ravinia’s website at www.ravinia.org.

Orland Park Public Library Patrons can sign up to receive tickets for the available concerts this summer. Tickets are limited to 2 tickets per household. Patrons can request tickets 10 days prior to each concert. Requests can be made in person at the Adult Services Desk on the second floor or over the phone at (708) 428-5150. Limited to valid OPPL cardholders.


The Schedule

  • Wednesday June 14, 2023 at 7:30 P.M.
    Michael Feinstein & Jean-Yves Thibaudet

    Two Pianos: Who Could Ask for Anything More?
    Registration Opens: June 4, 2023
  • Wednesday June 28, 2023 at 7:30 P.M.
    Jorge Federico Osorio

    Brahms Variations and Beethoven Late Sonatas
    Registration Opens: June 18, 2023
  • Thursday June 29, 2023 at 7:30 P.M.
    Calidore String Quartet

    The Three Faces of Beethoven
    Registration Opens: June 19, 2023
  • Saturday July 15, 2023 at 7:30 P.M.
    Tchaikovsky and Chicago Skyline with Marin Alsop and the CSO

    Miriam Fried Plays the Brahms Concerto
    Registration Opens: July 5, 2023
  • Wednesday July 19, 2023 at 8:00 P.M.
    Meet the Mahlers: Gustav’s Fifth and Alma’s Songs with the CSO

    Registration Opens: July 9, 2023
  • Friday July 21, 2023 at 8:00 P.M.
    Gabriela Montero Plays Her Latin Concerto with the CSO

    Music from Gabriela Ortiz and Roxanna Panufnik Led by Marin Alsop and Valentina Peleggi
    Registration Opens: July 11, 2023
  • Thursday July 27, 2023 at 7:30 P.M.
    Danish String Quartet

    Bach Fugues to Nordic Fiddle Music
    Registration Opens: July 17, 2023
  • Saturday August 5, 2023 at 7:30 P.M.
    Powerful Thirds: Beethoven and Rachmaninoff with Marin Alsop, Yunchan Lim, and the CSO

    Youngest-Ever Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Reprises His Winning Performance
    Registration Opens: July 26, 2023
  • Wednesday August 9, 2023 at 8:00 P.M.
    Jonathon Heyward Leads Rachmaninoff and Tania León with the CSO

    Benjamin Beilman Plays Bruch
    Registration Opens: July 30, 2023
  • Thursday August 10, 2023 at 8:00 P.M.
    Heirloom: Jeffrey Kahane Plays Gabriel Kahane with the CSO

    Teddy Abrams Conducts Prokofiev 5 and TJ Cole’s Megalopolis
    Registration Opens: August 1, 2023
  • Tuesday August 15, 2023 at 7:30 P.M.
    Soprano Ailyn Pérez and Pianist Kevin Murphy

    A Homecoming Solo Concert with the Lyric and Met Opera Star
    Registration Opens: August 5, 2023
  • Thursday August 17, 2023 at 8:00 P.M.
    Alisa Weilerstein Plays the Elgar Concerto with the CSO

    Joshua Weilerstein Conducts Shostakovich 5 and Still’s Poem for Orchestra
    Registration Opens: August 7, 2023
  • Tuesday September 5, 2023 at 7:30 P.M.
    Handel’s Water Music and James Ehnes with Music of the Baroque

    Mozart’s Third Concerto and Bach’s First Brandenburg
    Registration Opens: August 26, 2023
  • Friday September 8, 2023 at 7:30 P.M.
    Childs/Reid/Wilson Combo with Kurt Elling

    RSMI Jazz Directors Form a Quintet with Sara Caswell and Christian Euman
    Registration Opens: August 29, 2023