Friday, July 21, 2023

Gabriela Montero Plays Her Latin Concerto with the CSO

Music from Gabriela Ortiz and Roxanna Panufnik Led by Marin Alsop and Valentina Peleggi

Breaking Barriers Festival

Venue: Pavilion Part of: CSO Residency
Donor Gates Open:
4:30 PM
Gates Open:
5:00 PM
Concert Starts:
8:00 PM
Breaking Barriers 2023 Lead Sponsor: In Honor of Sandra K. Crown
Concert Sponsor: Jennifer W. Steans and James P. Kastenholz


Reserved Seats: $35–$95
Premium Lawn Blocks: $45*
General Lawn Admission: $17

* Price per person; must reserve full block of 2, 4, or 6

Dining Reservation Availability

Lawn Bar - Has reservations available! (May be limited to donors.)

Freehling Room - Has reservations available! (May be limited to donors.)

Park View - Has reservations available! (May be limited to donors.)

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  Breaking Barriers Festival

This concert is part of Breaking Barriers, an annual festival curated by Marin Alsop. This year focuses on women composers—classical and jazz artists and singer-songwriters—who are featured throughout the season. Day passes are available for access to additional events. Learn more.


Ravinia is becoming a cashless venue and encourages all guests to bring credit/debit cards or other cashless forms of payment. Cash will not be accepted at The Festival Shop, Wintrust Chair & Table Rental, Dining Pavilion restaurants, and concessions and bars.

  Dining/Concessions at Ravinia Festival®

Ravinia Market, Lawn Bar, and Park View are all open. Concession carts and the Scoop Café additionally serve drinks and snacks. Tree Top is unavailable for this performance. The Freehling Room is open to eligible Ravinia donors (for reservations, call 847-432-7655). Please press the button above or call 847-432-7550 for all other dining reservations.


Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Marin Alsop, conductor
Valentina Peleggi, conductor
Gabriela Montero, piano

Program Notes

Gabriela Ortiz:   Antrópolis
Gabriela Montero:   Latin Piano Concerto
Roxanna Panufnik:   Across the Line of Dreams
Heitor Villa-Lobos:   Chôros No. 10 (Rasga o Coração)

Breaking Barriers Festival Packages

Friday Night Reception Package ($100)

Arrive early for a networking reception before sitting in on the “Creatives as Entrepreneurs” panel discussion, then enjoy your choice of Pavilion or Lawn ticket to hear the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus led by Marin Alsop and Valentina Peleggi as well as composer-soloist Gabriela Montero. Package also includes a one-time discount at The Festival Shop. View Friday's Schedule.

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Friday Night Reception + Dinner Package ($175)

Get the complete experience of the above package and enjoy dinner service at the panel discussion. View Friday's Schedule.

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