Ravinia Festival


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Ravinia Festival

June-September
Chicago's 12-week festival of classical music, theater, and dance takes place in Highland Park, one of the city's northern suburbs. Although today the festival can boast performances by some of the world's most distinguished conductors, soloists, symphony orchestras, and dance companies, its history since 1904 has been punctuated by periodic financial crises and, in the 1940s, a fire that destroyed the Ravinia Park pavilion. But since that time the festival has rebounded, expanding to include pop, jazz, and folk music as well as several weeks of theater performances. Nearly half a million people attend the festival each year.
CONTACTS:
Ravinia Festival
P.O. Box 896
Highland Park, IL 60035
847-266-5100; fax: 847-266-0641
www.ravinia.org
SOURCES:
GdUSFest-1984, p. 48
MusFestAmer-1990, p. 56
MusFestWrld-1963, p. 292
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