Get Tickets to Classical Ravinia Concerts

CPL is partnering with the Ravinia Festival to offer the Words and Music Program in 2023. This program offers adults with a valid Chicago Public Library card access to free lawn admission tickets to 12 classical music concerts this summer at Ravinia. Attendees with these tickets can ride the Metra’s Union Pacific North Line to Ravinia for free.

Visit any CPL location to pick up tickets. If you're an adult CPL cardholder, you can pick up a maximum of two Words and Music lawn passes per day. Tickets may not be reserved in advance.

Concerts by Date

  • Wednesday, June 28: Jorge Federico Osorio
  • Thursday, June 29: Calidore String Quartet
  • Saturday, July 15: Marin Alsop / Miriam Fried
  • Wednesday, July 19: Marin Alsop / Mahler 5
  • Friday, July 21: BBF: Marin Alsop / Gabriela Montero / Valentina Peleggi
  • Thursday, July 27: Danish String Quartet
  • Saturday, August 5: Marin Alsop / Yunchan Lim
  • Wednesday, August 9: Jonathon Heyward / Daniel
  • Thursday, August 10: Teddy Abrams / Jeffrey Kahane
  • Tuesday, August 15: Ailyn Pérez / Kevin Murphy
  • Thursday, August 17: Joshua Weilerstein / Alisa Weilerstein
  • Tuesday, September 5: Music of the Baroque (Dame Jane Glover, James Ehnes)