Get Tickets to Selected Ravinia Concerts at CPL

We're once again joining with the Ravinia Festival to offer the Words & Music Program in 2019. This program enables anyone with a valid Chicago Public Library card to obtain free tickets for lawn admission to 19 classical music concerts this summer at Ravinia.

For tickets, visit any CPL location starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 8. 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.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Pavilion Concerts

  • July 13: Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Ravel, Stravinsky, Gershwin)
  • July 20: Bernstein’s Mass, Marin Alsop (One Score, One Chicago)
  • July 26: Marin Alsop with Choirs & Singers (Mahler)
  • July 27: Marin Alsop (Bernstein)
  • August 1: Rafael Payare & Yefim Bronfman (Beethoven & Brahms)
  • August 7: Leonard Slatkin & Denis Matsuev (Rachimaninoff, Rimsky-Korsakov)
  • August 18: All Tchaikovsky Program (1812 Overture)

Martin Theatre Concerts

  • June 19 : Juilliard String Quartet
  • June 20 : Caroga Arts Ensemble
  • June 27 : Miriam Fried & Friends
  • July 15 : Well Strung
  • July 22 : Gautier Capucon (cello) & Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)
  • July 24: Gary Hoffman (cello) & Jon Kimura Parker (piano)
  • July 25: Richard Goode (piano)
  • July 29: Matthias Goerne (baritone) & Daniil Trifonov (piano)
  • July 31: Sweet Honey in the Rock
  • August 6: Kevin Murphy (piano) & Singers
  • August 8: Angel Blue (soprano) & Catherine Miller (piano)
  • August 22: Chicago Philharmonic & Marin Alsop: Trouble in Tahiti

Additional information about these and all the other concerts presented by the Ravinia Festival is at Ravinia.org.