Get Tickets to Select Ravinia Concerts at CPL

CPL is partnering with the Ravinia Festival to offer the Words and Music Program in 2024. This program offers adults with a valid Chicago Public Library card access to free lawn admission tickets to 15 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

  • Friday, July 12: CSO + Marin Alsop with Michelle Cann and Masabane Cecilia Rangwnasha
  • Saturday, July 13: CSO + Marin Alsop with Abel Selacoe
  • Saturday, July 20: CSO + Marin Alsop: Mahler’s Ninth
  • Sunday, July 21: CSO + Marin Alsop with Hayato Sumino
  • Thursday, July 25: CSO + Marin Alsop with Augustin Hadelich
  • Friday, July 26: CSO + Marin Alsop: The Planets and the Moons Symphony
  • Thursday, August 1: Karen Slack + Kevin Miller: African Queens
  • Friday, August 2: CSO + Valentina Peleggi with Jorge Federico Osorio
  • Tuesday, August 6: Gustavo Dudamel + National Children’s Symphony of Venezuela
  • Saturday, August 10: CSO + James Conlon with James Ehnes: All Mozart
  • Thursday, August 15: Apollo’s Fire: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Rediscovered
  • Sunday, August 18: CSO + Jonathan Rush with Rachel Barton Pine
  • Tuesday, August 20: Matthew Polenzani + Kevin Murphy
  • Tuesday, August 27: Third Coast Percussion + Sérgio & Clarice Assad
  • Tuesday, September 10: Music of the Baroque + Dame Jane Glover with Anthony McGill