2023 Ravinia Festival: See the Full Lineup of Summer Concerts


Ravinia Festival, one of the Chicago area’s favorite summer concert series, has officially announced its full 2023 lineup. Its line-up ranges from Jethro Tull to John Legend to his six-week residency at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

The long-awaited summer concert series was announced on Thursday.

“Ravinia’s 2023 season has something for everyone,” Ravinia President and CEO Jeffrey P. Haydon said in a press release.

“From spotlighting female composers across multiple genres to bringing the best of pop, rock, jazz and classical to various stages,” Haydon’s statement continued. Whether it’s your first time attending or her 50th, a concert here is a special experience that I hope the audience will cherish. ”

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra will also host a six-week summer residency starting in July this year. According to the organizers, “Most of her CSO programs this summer include at least one of her compositions by female composers.”

The season runs from June 6th to September 10th and tickets go on sale May 1st.

Below is the full line-up, sorted by genre. Performances take place at the Main Stage Pavilion, indoors at the Martin Theater and Bennett Gordon Hall, or outdoors at the Carousel Stage.

Pop, Rock R&B, Indie, Hip Hop County, DJ

  • Ms Lauryn Hill June 17th
  • Chicago, June 18th
  • counting crows and Dashboard ConfessionalJune 23
  • Charlie Puth June 24th
  • Santana, June 30th and July 1st
  • straight no chaser and ambrosia, July 2nd
  • Ne-Yo, July 7
  • John Fogerty and hearty har, July 9th
  • Miko MarksJuly 13th, carousel
  • Jason Mraz and his superband, August 2
  • blues traveler and big head todd & the monstersAugust 12
  • John Legend August 13th and 14th
  • Jethro Tull, August 18th
  • Kenny Loggins and yacht rock revue, August 19th
  • classic album live dark side of the moon, August 25th
  • Boys II Men and the isley brothersAugust 26
  • training and permary, August 30
  • Brandi Carlyle August 31st
  • carrie underwood September 1st and 2nd
  • Queen! Featuring a resident DJ Derrick Carter, Michael Serafiniand Garrett Davidwith host Lucy Stool, Nicoand special guest, September 9

Jazz, Blues, Folk, Gospel, American Songbook, Global, Latin

  • Michael Feinstein & Jean-Yves Thibaudet June 14th
  • Jacob Collier and Lawrence, Pre-concert performance on the carousel small habits, June 16th
  • Pat Metheny June 20th
  • Melody Gardot June 22nd
  • Adrian Dunn Singers, July 14 (before the CSO concert that night)
  • Maria Schneider OrchestraJuly 23
  • reverse brass band, July 26th
  • Erwin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite, August 3
  • Boz Scaggs and Kebumo,August 6
  • special consensusAugust 8,
  • buddy guy and George BensonAugust 23
  • Steans Music Institute Jazz Director billy childs, rufus reedand Steve Wilson,plus Sarah Caswell and Christian Yuman, and Kurt Elling, September 8

family and movies

  • Ralph’s world June 24th
  • The National Seminario Ravinia Orchestra, along with the Chicago Philharmonic, July 8th
  • Laurie Berkner July 30th
  • Opera for Youth: Rossini Barber of Seville, August 12th
  • okee doky brothers, August 26th
  • Encanto at a concert, Complete film with live score by Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Thiago Tiberio, August 27
  • Jurassic Park 3th Anniversary in Concert, Full film with live score by conductor Scott Terrell and Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra on August 29

recital and chamber music

  • Arnaud Sussmann (violin), Michael Stephen Brown, piano; June 18
  • Karim Suleiman (tenor), and Sean Shibe, guitarJune 21
  • Jorge Federico Osorio (piano) program of Brahms and Beethoven, June 20th
  • Kalidor Quartet, the whole Beethoven program. June 29th
  • Steans Music Institute faculty Miriam Fried and Mark Steinberg (violin), Paul Biss and Kim Kashkashian (viola), Marcy Rosen (cello), and Alessio Bax (piano) In programs of Haydn, Busoni and Brahms. July 1
  • Fire of ApolloProgram of Irish Folk Songs, July 8
  • Ariel Quartet, Ayano Ninomiya, violin, Matthew Lipman, viola, Karen Uznian (cello), Henry Kramer (piano)July 20
  • Danish string quartetprogram from Haydn and Bach to Shostakovich and Nordic folk music, July 27
  • Aileen Perez, soprano, and Kevin Murphy (piano),August 15
  • Lara Downes, piano, and Nicole Cavell (soprano) With a program of music by female composers, from Clarice Assad to Florence Price, Billie Holiday to Missy Mazzoli. August 22nd
  • Mischa Dichter, piano, Programs of Brahms, Beethoven, Debussy and Liszt. August 27
  • Jolie Vinicourt, harpsichord, September 2nd
  • Tessa Lark (violin) In a program of Ysaye’s sonatas interspersed with Lark’s own compositions. September 3rd
  • baroque music, Jane Glover (Conductor) and James Ehnes (violin) September 5th
  • black oak ensemble Performing the instrument of the Violin of Hope, a concert project featuring a private collection of violins, violas and cellos owned by Jewish musicians before and during the Holocaust, as well as music by composers who lost their lives at the time To do. September 9


  • Ruth Page Civic Ballet & Friends, June 15th
  • Ruth Page Civic Ballet & FriendsJune 17
  • Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project: Metamorphosis, September 7

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

  • July 14th: New text from Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Ode to Joy, with jazz and drumming inserted between movements
  • July 15th: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.New text of “Ode to Joy” commissioned by former American Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith to Carnegie Hall, with jazz and drum breaks between movements
  • July 16th: Tony and Grammy Award-winning vocalists Heather Headley and the Lavinia Lawndale Chorus
  • July 19th: Mezzo-soprano Sasha Cook joins the Ohlmahler program, opening with pieces by Alma Mahler, of whom she was a composer, and ending with Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 5.
  • July 21st: Chicago Symphony Chorus Performs Works by Roxana Panufnik in Program Featuring Music by Gabriela Montero, Performing Her Own Piano Concerto
  • July 28th: Mei-Ann Chen is a former TACF Fellow, known to Chicago audiences for her role leading the Chicago Sinfonietta. She guest, piano she conducts her CSO with the music of Price, Copland and Beethoven, along with soloist Jeremy Denk.
  • July 29th: Guest Conductor Ted Sperling pays tribute to three iconic female singer/songwriters in a program of pop music by Joni Mitchell, Carole King and Carly Simon
  • August 4th, 6: Mozart’s full-length opera at Martin Theater
  • August Five: Van Cliburn Piano Competition gold medalist Yoonchan Lim conducts Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 3, along with works by former CSO composers Augusta Reid Thomas and Beethoven.
  • August 9: Guest conductor Jonathon Hayward, the newly appointed music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, will make his CSO debut conducting a work by Pulitzer Prize winner Tania Leon. Bruch, with violinist Benjamin Beilmann. and Rachmaninoff.
  • August. Ten: Teddy Abrams leads the CSO in a program with pianist Jeffrey Kahane featuring music by TJ Cole, Gabriel Kahane and Prokofiev.
  • August 11th: Wainwright joins CSO for an evening of new orchestral arrangements of songs from his acclaimed albums Want One and Want Two.
  • August 17th: Guest Conductor Joshua Weilerstein debuts as CSO, featuring acclaimed cellist Alisa Weilerstein as soloist, conducting a musical program by Still, Shostakovich and Elgar.
  • August 20th: Guest Conductor George Steerut Conducts CSO’s Annual Tchaikovsky Spectacular

Tickets will go on general sale on May 1, according to organizers. Guests at Ravinia are permitted to bring their own picnic, including food and booze.


What do you think?

Written by Natalia Chi

Chicago Popular; Chicago breaking news, weather and live video. Covering local politics, health, traffic and sports for Chicago, the suburbs and northwest Indiana.

Leave a Reply

Lions snag former NFC North rival David Montgomery in free agency: report

Former United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz on adapting to workplace culture and change