Ravinia Festival

Ravinia unveils plans for interactive museum with classical bent

Ravinia Music Box

Ravinia Festival hopes to have two major park improvements ready for concert-goers during the 2018 and 2019 summer seasons, including an interactive museum with a classical bent.

The Highland Park concert venue is proposing to add the experiential exhibit space, known as the Ravinia Music Box, for the 2019 season. An outdoor dining veranda overlooking the park would be added in 2018. Both improvements are aimed at attracting younger audiences, particularly millennials, and reversing the declining audience for classical music.

During summer concert seasons, the Ravinia Music Box would be free to ticket-holders and open to visitors who sometimes arrive hours before the concert...