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Ravinia Festival season returns


Outdoor dining at Ravinia

Outdoor dining at Ravinia

Ravinia season starts up Friday, June 5, with the Ravinia Festival Orchestra’s performance of “Camelot.”

A few more highlights of the coming season:

  • Friday, June 12: The world premiere of Ramsey Lewis’s “Proclamation of Hope.”
  • Saturday, June 20: Misha and Cipa Dichter perform the world premiere of an unpublished work by Felix Mendelssohn: “Seven Songs Without Words, Op. 62 and Op. 67” for piano four-hands.
  • Sunday, June 28: Joe Cocker.
  • Tuesday, July 14: An Evening with the Beach Boys.
  • Thursday, Aug. 27: G. Love & Special Sauce, Michael Franti & Spearhead.

If you’re not into picnicking on the lawn, Ravinia offers several options for both indoor and outdoor dining: the upscale Park View restaurant, Mirabelle buffet and the Ravinia Market food court, as well as grab-and-go fare.