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Featuring Maestro Cristoph Eschenbach, Lang Lang 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 75,000 students and community members in interactive, free musical opportunities throughout Cook and Lake Counties.

About the Artists

Ravinia will be welcoming back Christoph Eschenbach to the gala stage along with the masterful pianist he introduced to both us and the classical music world nearly 20 years ago, Lang Lang, for Rachmaninoff’s passionate and powerful First Piano Concerto. The maestro will also share in Dvoƙák’s adulation for nature with the vivacious and Bohemian Eighth Symphony and Carnival Overture.


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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.