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Sunday, July 12, 2020

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About the Artist

The 2020 Gala will feature the Tony-, Grammy-, and Emmy-winning star Cynthia Erivo in her CSO and Chicago-area debut with conductor Marin Alsop on the podium. The dazzling and talented Cynthia is currently starring as Harriet Tubman in the movie Harriet, which opened on November 1 to rave reviews and enthusiastic Oscar predictions. Since the release of Harriet, Cynthia has been the darling in the national media, including appearances on The Today Show, the CBS This Morning and Sunday Morning shows, Oprah’s OWN network, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Visit the concert page for more info.

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About the Event

This special evening, hosted by the Women's Board, is the only performance fundraiser benefiting Ravinia and its Reach Teach Play® education programs.  Over 85,000 community members are served through these programs each year, ensuring that music education remains accessible to all. Our programs are designed to educate, foster diverse audience involvement, and provide equitable access to live music experiences in communities and at Ravinia.

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For more information or to make a donation, please call 847-266-5045 or email

Ravinia Festival is a not-for-profit organization.