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Ravinia Announces Line-Up for Year-Round BGH Classics Series, Tickets as Low as $8 Each



Summer is winding down, though that doesn’t mean the music’s over at Ravinia.  Ravinia, which hosts the nation’s oldest outdoor music festival every summer, just announced the line up its year-round Classics Series in their indoor, 450-seat Bennett Gordon Hall.

The best part? The most expensive tickets are $10 each.

The BGH Classics series, now in its sixth year, presents a range of performances from classical to jazz to bluegrass music. CEO Welz Kauffman hails the series a success saying, “We’ve found that the low ticket price means not only that audiences—especially families eager to introduce young children to concertgoing—can enjoy an up-close and personal experience, but also that music lover who just can’t get enough can experience several evenings for less than [what] a single night out normally costs.”


Soprano Sylvia McNair

The first concert kicks off on Saturday, October 15th with violinist InMo Yang and pianist Renana Gutman playing works by Janáček, Szymanowski, and Mendelssohn. Other concerts include cellist Amit Peled playing a selection of J.S. Bach’s cello suites, and soprano Sylvia McNair and the Chicago-based choir Vocality performing music by Robert Shaw in two concerts titled, A Robert Shaw Christmas.

Musicians from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute (RSMI) will also give two performances. The first features American musical theater music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Weill, Sondheim, and more. The second presents piano-and-string music from around the world, including works by Beethoven, Gideon Klein, Stavinsky, and Fauré.


Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonius Monk

Other concerts in the series include the Ravinia Jazz Mentors giving a concert for the Monk and Gillespie Centennial Tribute and the Chicago-based bluegrass band, Henhouse Prowlers.

The BGH Classics single reserved tickets go for $10 each, but Ravinia is also offering a 10-punch pass for $80, making tickets actually only $8 each when you buy the pass. Each concert ticket can be upgraded to a Ticket-and-dinner package for $50 a person. For more information visit Ravinia’s website.




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