Planets Moons Breaking Barriers

Friday, July 26, 2024

CSO + Marin Alsop: The Planets and The Moons Symphony

Breaking Barriers Festival

Venue: Pavilion Part of: Kids Concerts Series Part of: CSO Residency
Donor Gates Open:
4:30 PM
Gates Open:
5:00 PM
Concert Starts:
7:30 PM
Breaking Barriers 2024 Lead Sponsor: In Honor of Sandra K. Crown
Spotlight Sponsor: Ellen Rudnick and Paul Earle
Sponsor: The Planets Consortium
Media Support:


Reserved Seats: $35–$75
Lawn Reserved Blocks: $45*
Lawn General Admission: $17

* Price per person; must reserve full block of 2, 4, or 6

^ Price increases by $5 one week before the event; ticket selection screen shows current price

A large illustration of the Moon with Marin Alsop's shadow cast on the surface in the background of Ravinia's main entrance

Breaking Barriers Festival – July 24, 26 & 27 Pavilion ticket package includes a panel discussion with dinner this evening, roundtables with brunch on Saturday, and more events. A discussion between Amanda Lee Falkenberg, Marin Alsop, and The Moons Symphony contributors is held offsite on Wednesday the 24th.
More Information

 When Do Tickets Go On Sale? Public ticket sales open at 8:00 a.m. CT on Wednesday, April 24, exclusively here at Ravinia donors receive online access to tickets as early as March 19 or during mid-April.

 Lawn Video Screens This performance will be shown live on a large video screen facing the North Lawn in addition to the Pavilion and South Lawn screens.

 Movie Screens The complete movie will be shown on video screens in the Pavilion and facing the North and South Lawns while the score is played live.

About the Performance

A space-themed concert complete with visuals and interviews with NASA specialists and world-leading experts continues the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's 2024 season at Ravinia. Chief Conductor Marin Alsop leads the orchestra in Holst's The Planets followed by Amanda Lee Falkenberg's The Moons, a symphonic suite with visuals. Audiences will see science come alive and hear from people like NASA/JPL Volcanologist Dr. Ashley Davies and retired International Space Station Astronaut Nicole Stott to Dr. Zibi Turtle, APL Lead scientist for a future Dragonfly Mission to Titan, and Professor Michele Dougherty, faculty at Imperial College London and PI on the JUICE spacecraft.


Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop, conductor
Apollo Chorus of Chicago


Gustav Holst:   The Planets, op. 32
Amanda Lee Falkenberg:   The Moons Symphony Suite (with visuals)
–No Intermission–


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