An Evening at Ravinia
We went to Ravinia last night--had a great time at the all-Tchaikovsky concert by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. From 3:00-4:30 pm, they held Family Space on the north lawn, where there were music-related crafts, storytelling, and the "instrument petting zoo." The kids tried all kinds of instruments. They had some trouble playing some of the brass and wind instruments, but our older daughter liked the oboe and the younger one liked the trumpet.
We heard Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, and then the magnificent "1812" Overture with real cannons--always a favorite! So nice to sit outside on the lawn listening to beautiful music while enjoying a picnic dinner with friends. Highly recommended!