Get Tickets to Classical Ravinia Concerts

We're once again joining with the Ravinia Festival to offer the Words and Music Program in 2022. This program allows anyone with a valid Chicago Public Library card access to free lawn admission tickets to 18 classical music concerts this summer at Ravinia. Additionally, with the ticket you will be able to 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 concert and a total of four passes per day. Tickets may not be reserved in advance.

Concerts by Date 

  • Tuesday June 28: Emerson String Quartet
  • Sunday July 10: The Summit of Strings and Peak Piano: Jaakko Kuusisto Music and More
  • Thursday July 14: Amjad Ali Khan Trio: The Sarod Trilogy
  • Saturday July 16: Marcus Roberts Trio Plays His Rhapsody in D with the CSO
  • Friday July 22: German Requiem with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
  • Tuesday July 26: Baritone Matthias Goerne: Schubertiade
  • Thursday July 28: Chanticleer 
  • Friday July 29: Marin Alsop and Three Taki Alsop Fellows Conduct the CSO
  • Wednesday August 3: West Side Story, Porgy & Bess Suites with Wayne Marshall and the CSO
  • Thursday August 4: Pianist Alexander Malofeev
  • Friday August 5: Invenciones de Mexico y Vasco with Carlos Miguel Prieto and the CSO
  • Thursday August 11: Mozart's Don Giovanni with James Conlon and the CSO
  • Friday August 12: Mozart's Le clemenza di Tito with James Conlon and the CSO
  • Wednesday August 17: Mezzo Emily D'Angelo: enargeia Songs and Late Romantics
  • Thursday August 18: String Masters' Mendelssohn and Mussorgsky 
  • Friday August 19: Once Upon a Time: Alan Menken's Broadway with the CSO
  • Monday August 29: The Four Seasons with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Vadim Gluzman
  • Tuesday September 13: The Kreutzer Project with the Knights

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