Returning in 2021
The Ravinia Festival plans to reopen in July for the 2021 summer season, presenting our signature mix of genres: classical, popular, and chamber music. The health of our audiences, artists, community, and staff is our priority, and our decisions have been supported by guidance from state and local health officials as well as consultation with Northwestern Medicine.
All of our performances will take place outside in our open-air Pavilion, with reserved-in-advance, distanced seating offered in the Pavilion, on the Lawn, and al fresco at our dining spaces. There will be reduced audience capacity and reduced numbers of artists onstage at all concerts this season to maintain a healthy environment for all.
We are delighted that the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will return in July to its summer home here at Ravinia for its annual six-week summer residency. Our anticipation is doubled with Marin Alsop set to lead seven concerts with the orchestra in her first season as our Chief Conductor and Curator.
Our full lineup of 2021 concerts will be announced in mid-spring along with the protocols for attendance.
We look forward to sharing inspirational live-music moments with you in person this summer, and until then, we’re counting on your forethought and support to help ensure the healthy revival of the Ravinia experience.