Sunday, August 20, 2023

Tchaikovsky Spectacular with the CSO

Featuring the 1812 Overture with Cannons

Venue: Pavilion Part of: CSO Residency
Genre: Classical
Donor Gates Open:
2:30 PM
Gates Open:
3:00 PM
Concert Starts:
5:00 PM
Featured Sponsor: The Negaunee Foundation
Sponsor: The Tchaikovsky Spectacular Consortium
Media Support: WBBM


Reserved Seats: $35–$145
Premium Lawn Blocks: $65*
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.)

Tree Top - Has reservations available! (May be limited to donors.)

Park View - Has reservations available!

Log-in for more details


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, Tree Top, and Park View are all open. Concession carts and the Scoop Café additionally serve drinks and snacks. 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.

  Additional performance:

Zarin Mehta, 3:30—4:15 p.m. in the Martin Theatre

Combining passions to expose young artists to unconstrained musical exploration, Ravinia partners with Seen Worldwide to present pianist Zarin Mehta in recital. The 15-year-old pianist—who has won numerous awards and performed internationally—is a student at the New Music School and will perform works by Bach and Ravel and his own composition, Glimpses. This 45-minute offering serves as the perfect precursor to Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture.

Additional family activities: Instrument petting zoo at KidsLawn until 4:30 p.m.


Chicago Symphony Orchestra
George Stelluto, conductor
Kevin Murphy, piano
Singers from Ravinia Steans Music Institute


Tchaikovsky Spectacular

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:   Piano Concerto No. 1
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:   The Tempest Symphonic Fantasy
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:   Arias from Eugene Onegin
“Kogda bï zhizn domashnim krugom” (Onegin’s Aria)
“Ja nye sposobna k grusti tomnoy” (Olga’s Aria)
“Kuda, kuda vï udalilis” (Lensky’s Aria)
“Ruskai pogibnu” (Letter Scene)
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:   1812 Overture (with cannons)

Ravinia Wine Club
Select the “Wine Club” ticket option and join Terlato Wines for a pre-concert tasting. More Info.

Plan Your Visit

Traffic and wait times are nothing to worry about when you plan ahead


Park Map Venues Accessibility