The Wharton Club of Chicago invites you to enjoy a Picnic at Ravinia for Tchaikovsky Spectacular by Chicago Symphony Orchestra! Invite your friends and family to join you!
Join the Wharton Club of Chicago (“WCC”) for a WCC fund-raising and social evening at Ravinia on Sunday August 18th. Come any time after 3:30 for a picnic and a chance to meet other local alumni. The concert starts at 5pm.
A Wharton Club picnic with food provided by the WCC Board of Directors followed by a concert by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Event pricing includes lawn seat tickets and a picnic with food and drinks, including wine and beer. The extra cost above the lawn seat cost ($10 for adults, $0 for children/students) provides funds to support the WCC and its mission to build and support the Wharton community in the greater Chicago area.
Please bring blankets and lawn chairs to sit on. The WCC Board will provide food and drink including wine and beer BUT any additional food or drinks will be appreciated. The event will go on – rain or shine, so let’s hope for great weather! If you have any questions, please contact Cathryn Taylor [email protected]
DATE: Sunday, August 18, 2019
3:00 p.m. Gates Open; Picnic will be set by 3:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. Concert Begins
LOCATION: Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Rd., Highland Park
Pick up tickets at the Will Call window.
Wharton Meeting Location: We will be on the North Lawn as close as possible to the Martin Theatre. Look for the Red and Blue Balloons. We will try to be around areas N1, N2, N3 and N4 to the extent possible. If you have trouble finding us, call Cathryn Taylor, 312-371-5862, Charles Taylor 312-371-7253 or Sherri Nelson 805-895-1288.
$35 - WCC Members signed up before August 13th - includes lawn seat ticket and picnic provided by WCC Board.
$45 - WCC Non-Members AND anyone signing up August 14th and after - includes lawn seat ticket and picnic provided by WCC Board.
$25 - For anyone who already has their Ravinia tickets for this concert - includes picnic provided by WCC Board - NO Ravinia admission tickets are provided.
$10 - For children under the age of 18 - includes lawn seat ticket and picnic provided by WCC Board.
$50 - Optional One-Time Contribution to Support the WCC - CLICK HERE - Proceeds go to support the WCC and its mission to build and support the Wharton community in the greater Chicago area. Please note: you may make a contribution to the club here without attending the concert.
$100 - Optional One-Time Contribution to Support the WCC - CLICK HERE - Proceeds go to support the WCC and its mission to build and support the Wharton community in the greater Chicago area. Please note: you may make a contribution to the club here without attending the concert.
Ravinia Program Description:
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Itzhak Perlman, conductor
Kian Soltani, cello
Symphony No. 4
Variations on a Rococo Theme for cello and orchestra
1812 Overture (with cannons)
What is Ravinia?
For those of you new to Chicago or those of you who have heard of Ravinia but have never been, Ravinia is a 36-acre park in the north shore suburb of Highland Park. Ravinia is nestled in a gently wooded area that provides an enchanting place to experience music.
Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, stands today as its most musically diverse, presenting over 140 different events throughout the summer. These concerts run the gamut from Yo-Yo Ma to John Legend to the annual summer residency of the nation's finest orchestra, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Information about Ravinia can be found at www.Ravinia.org. Selected information is summarized below. For more details, refer to the Ravinia website.
Where will my tickets be?
Your tickets will be at the Box Office window located near the Tyler Gate (Red Arrow on map below).
If there are any ticket or other problems on the night of the event, please call:
Cathryn Taylor 312-371-5862
Charles Taylor 312-371-7253
Sherri Nelson 805-895-1288