Words and Music
The Chicago Public Library and the Ravinia Festival proudly offer the Words and Music program. Each summer, patrons may visit any library location to pick up free lawn passes to selected concerts from the Ravinia Festival’s summer season. Lawn passes are made available at the beginning of the Ravinia Festival season. Enhance an evening under the stars at Ravinia by first exploring the music collection of your neighborhood Chicago Public Library.
Chicago Public Library cardholders may obtain a limited number of Ravinia lawn passes at any Chicago Public Library branch, Sulzer and Woodson Regional Libraries, and the Music Information Center on the eighth floor of the Harold Washington Library Center. The Words and Music program allows you to learn firsthand about the world of music offered at the Ravinia Festival and the Chicago Public Library.
- Anyone 18 years or older with a valid Chicago Public Library card may obtain Words and Music lawn passes.
- A maximum of two Words and Music lawn passes per concert and a total of four passes per day may be obtained at all library locations.
- Words and Music lawn passes may not be reserved in advance.
One Score, One Chicago
Borrowing a page from the Chicago Public Library’s One Book, One Chicago, the Ravinia Festival launched One Score, One Chicago in 2003 to highlight an important piece of music each season. One Score, One Chicago gives a deeper understanding of music to wider audiences, demonstrates that classical music is a living, changing art form and connects the city through classical music.
For more information on One Score, One Chicago and related events, please visit www.ravinia.org.