About the Event

Saturday, Sept, 18

The Ravinia Associates Board invites you to a benefit supporting Ravinia and its Reach Teach Play education programs.

Ravinia reaches over 75,000 students, families and community members annually through Reach Teach Play.



Your Ticket Includes:

Regular tickets—$250 per person

  • Cocktail hour
  • Dinner on the lawn
  • Special Music Matters program in the pavilion – including live auction
  • Premium south lawn ticket for Ben Folds concert

VIP tickets—$375 per person - All items in regular tickets plus:

  • Free parking in the West Lot ($25 value)
  • Premium Pavilion ticket for the Ben Folds concert ($85 value)
  • Premium bar

Please note that ticket prices reflected above will increase by $75 per ticket after Friday, July 30.


Performance Information


Ben Folds

Ben Folds

For the first time since 2004, Music Matters is taking place at Ravinia, and the event will be coupled with a performance by multi-genre pianist and vocalist Ben Folds alongside the Ravinia Festival Orchestra.


Event Timeline:

4:30 p.m. – Guest registration and cocktail reception

5:30 p.m. – Event program in Ravinia’s Pavilion

7:00 p.m. – Dinner served al fresco on the lawn

8:00 p.m. – Concert in the Pavilion with Ben Folds

Your contribution will support Reach Teach Play as we continue to bring music education to children during the pandemic. Please enjoy the below video update, which highlights our continuing activities.


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Ravinia Associates Board

The Ravinia Associates Board is a premier group of over 90 Chicagoland young professionals who share a passion for Ravinia and the musical arts. Their mission is to support Ravinia by promoting awareness of the festival and its musical programs, encouraging the development of new audiences for classical music, and contributing to Ravinia’s Reach Teach Play® education programs. To date the Associates have raised over $5 million for the festival and its education and community engagement programs. Learn more.

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