Posts tagged "chicago music"

Lollapalooza, Ravinia, or bust: 5 tips for surviving the Chicago outdoor music festivals!

Lollapalooza, Ravinia, or bust: 5 tips for surviving the Chicago outdoor music festivals!
“There are many very famous open-air festivals…in America…some [people] just lie on the grass, others bring elaborate picnics, and some young women even nurse their babies. And all of these people are able to hear a first-class concert under the stars.” – Christa Ludwig, Opera Singer Outdoor music is a quintessential part of the American summer.... Read more »

My Love Letter to Ravinia (or That Time I Met Renee Fleming)

My Love Letter to Ravinia (or That Time I Met Renee Fleming)
The Ravinia Festival is the highlight of my summers, bar NONE. The place has such atmosphere and a feeling of joyful camaraderie you just don’t get anywhere else. People sometimes feel inhibited at Lyric Opera or the Chicago Symphony. But, at Ravinia, everyone’s inhibitions are released and true joy seeps out of every pore of... Read more »