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Free Ravinia Tickets for HDPL Cardholders

Harvard Diggins Library is excited to offer FREE lawn tickets to shows at the Ravinia Festival as part of the 2024 Words and Music program!

Tickets are available ONLY to valid HDPL cardholders on a first-come-first-serve basis beginning Friday July 5. Only 2 tickets per season, per cardholder may be reserved. Attendees with these tickets can ride the Metra’s Union Pacific North Line to Ravinia for free (please note that the Metra line that stops at Harvard is the Northwest line).

Events are held at:

West Parking Lot
201 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL 60035

 

How to reserve your tickets:

  1. View the list of upcoming shows below.
  2. Call the Library during regular hours at 815-943-4671 to reserve your tickets. We will need your name, your library barcode number (located on the back of your library card), and the concert date that you are interested in. Please call the Library for the most up-to-date information regarding ticket availability.
  3. Visit the Circulation Desk at the Library to pick up your tickets. You must pick up your tickets by 12:00pm the day before the concert. If you do not pick up the tickets by this time, they will be forfeited and made available to other cardholders.
  4. Please make sure to read through the concert venues rules and FAQ page before your visit.

If you are unable to redeem your reserved tickets, please contact the Library as soon as possible so the tickets may be made available to another cardholder.

This year the following concerts are offered as part of Words & Music, while supplies last:

1. Fri, July 12 @ 7:30 PM – 2 lawn passes available
CSO + Marin Alsop with Michelle Cann and Masabane Cecilia Rangwnasha
88th CSO Residency Opening Night

2. Sat, July 13 @ 7:30 PM – 4 lawn passes available
CSO + Marin Alsop with Abel Selacoe
Beethoven’s Fifth, Abel Plays His Four Spirits

3. Sat, July 20 @ 7:30 PM – 4 lawn passes available
CSO + Marin Alsop: Mahler’s Ninth

4. Sun, July 21 @ 5:00 PM – 4 lawn passes available
CSO + Marin Alsop with Hayato Sumino
Chopin’s First Concerto, Strauss’s Don Juan

5. Thu, July 25 @ 7:30 PM – 4 lawn passes available
CSO + Marin Alsop with Augustin Hadelich
Hadelich plays Mendelssohn; 2024 Taki Alsop Fellow Alena Hron conducts Walker

6. Fri, July 26 @ 7:30 PM – 2 lawn passes available
CSO + Marin Alsop: The Planets and the Moons Symphony
Breaking Barriers Festival

7. Thu, Aug 1 @ 7:30 PM – 4 lawn passes available
Karen Slack + Kevin Miller: African Queens
Seven rulers and warriors celebrated by Black composers

8. Fri, Aug 2 @ 7:30 PM – 4 lawn passes available
CSO + Valentina Peleggi with Jorge Federico Osorio
“Emperor” Concerto, Pines of Rome

9. Tue, Aug 6 @ 7:30 PM – 4 lawn passes available
Gustavo Dudamel + National Children’s Symphony of Venezuela
Works by South American composers, Shostakovich’s Fifth

*Tickets for this date must be redeemed by Saturday August 3rd due to library closure.

10. Sat, Aug 10 @ 7:30 PM – 4 lawn passes available
CSO + James Conlon with James Ehnes: All Mozart
Fifth Violin Concerto and the G-minor Symphonies

*Tickets for this date must be redeemed by Saturday August 3rd due to library closure.

11. Thu, Aug 15 @ 7:30 PM – 4 lawn passes available
Apollo’s Fire: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Rediscovered

12. Sun, Aug 18 @ 5:00 PM – 4 lawn passes available
CSO + Jonathan Rush with Rachel Barton Pine
White & Paganini Concertos, Symphonie Fantastique

13. Tue, Aug 20 @ 7:30 PM – 4 lawn passes available
Matthew Polenzani + Kevin Murphy

14. Tue, Aug 27 @ 7:30 PM – 4 lawn passes available
Third Coast Percussion + Sérgio & Clarice Assad

15. Tue, Sep 10 @ 7:30 PM – 4 lawn passes available
Music of the Baroque + Dame Jane Glover with Anthony McGill
Mozart, Bach & Handel