Stravinsky's The Firebird

Exciting premiere staging

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Ben Gernon, Conductor (CSO Debut)
Janni Younge, Creator

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
4:30 PM
Donor Gates Open
5:00 PM
Public Gates Open
8:00 PM
Concert Starts

Tickets: $75/$25
Lawn: $15


Debussy:   La mer
Britten:   Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Op. 33a
Stravinsky:   The Firebird [Created by Janni Younge of Handspring Puppet Company] (Midwest premiere)

About The Artist

"Inspired by the profoundly moving music of Stravinsky's Firebird, the visual performance evokes the conflict of innocence, passion, and creativity versus doubt, defense, and anger. Ultimately the marriage of these opposing forces results in a creation of magnificent power, a creature animated by the 15 dancers and puppeteers working in unision to give it life."—Janni Younge Handspring Puppet Company

"Firebird" blog post

Park Details

Experience Ravinia's KidsLawn
at today’s concert!

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

For select concerts, including today’s, our new interactive, family-friendly space on the north lawn will be open for you to experience with your children. Today's KidsLawn offers an instrument petting zoo, arts & crafts, and live performance activities in addition to our large-scale percussion instruments that will be open to kids of all ages.   See a full listing of KidsLawn dates.

Video screen on the lawn