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Featuring Maestro Christoph Eschenbach, Itzhak Perlman and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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.  Annually, these programs engage more than 85,000 students and community members in interactive, free musical opportunities throughout Cook and Lake Counties.

About the Artists

One of the classical world’s most sought-after artists, the legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman, will headline Ravinia’s July 29 Gala, joining conductor Christoph Eschenbach and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Due to continued physical therapy prompted by inflammation in his left arm, the originally scheduled soloist, pianist Lang Lang, has been forced to cancel his concert appearances through the end of the summer. He extends his apologies and looks forward to making music again soon. Ravinia wishes him well.


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Ravinia Festival is a not-for-profit organization.