Welcome to RaviniaTV, a 20-minute weekly variety show webcast on our YouTube channel and Facebook page every Friday at 7 p.m. CDT. Subscribe to our channel and receive notifications when each new episode is online.
This week’s episode is a virtual Fiesta Ravinia! Freehling Room chef Juan Carlos Medina shares tips for making perfect elotes (street corn) like at the annual celebration of Mexico’s Independence, and comedian Joey Villagomez chats taking the Fiesta stage and his highlights since. Telemundo's Maria Elena Ponticiello brings us her top five Latin crossover artists (and one essential extra!), and exclusive performances from pianist Jorge Federico Osorio and Sones de México highlight the wealth of artistry that our neighbor nation has given the world.
A “Zoom in on Highland Park” explores the City’s connection to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, through its Sister Cities Foundation, promoting the bridging of cultures, educational exchanges, and opportunities in the arts. Plus, one of Ravinia's Reach Teach Play teaching artists shares a favorite classroom song that gets young Music Discovery Program students engaged while singing along.
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Musical guests make special appearances on Ravinia’s main stage (or other venues closer to home) to share performances with the audiences they just as much wish they could be with in person. Chicago’s Own segments put the spotlight on local music makers, and Ravinia from Home features artists performing from their living rooms.
Chicago radio personalities count down their top five songs related to our reality.
Zoom in on Highland Park
Get to know the movers and shakers of Ravinia’s hometown.
Reach Teach Play
Instructors and students from Ravinia's RTP music education programs share fun instructional videos!
We're all facing serious situations, but there's still comedy all around us.
Blast from the Past
Clips from Ravinia’s archives show off memorable moments that fans might have missed.
Ravinia is a year-round organization with a nonprofit mission that extends beyond the stage. Our park may be dark this summer, but in this year with no ticket revenue, the generous support of our donors gives us the means to maintain our commitment to the students and families our Reach Teach Play music education programs serve, brighten the community, and bring the rejuvenating power of music to so many during this shared crisis. We are excited for the possibilities the future brings to the festival and the people we serve. Light the way with us.
Other Virtual Projects from Ravinia
Even without “normal” classrooms to meet in, our Reach Teach Play music education instructors and students are keeping music alive in their hearts and homes through fun instructional videos! See a sampling below.
Exclusive recordings of performances from Ravinia's Steans Music Institute. Videos are available from RSMI’s three summer programs, including original charts from unique jazz combos, chamber music featuring piano and strings, and collections of songs from classical to musical theater. See a sampling below.
Since airing on Saturday, June 27, the Living Room Lawn Party has been raising funds to benefit Ravinia and its Reach Teach Play programs! If you missed the free streaming program, you can still watch the full event online, including performances and messages from host Kristin Chenoweth and special guests Marin Alsop, Ramsey Lewis, Patricia Racette, Michelle DeYoung, Marquis Hill, Kevin Cole, and more.