|Fantasia & Fantasia 2000 available on|
The history of Fantasia is pretty fascinating and covered thoroughly (along with the CSO connection to Fantasia 2000) on the Ravinia blog.
We've got lawn tickets, which means that we'll be bringing a blanket and some chairs, as well as picnic stuff. (according to the Ravinia Firsttimers guide, photographic/video equipment is NOT ALLOWED inside Ravinia, so don't bring your expensive cameras.) There are restaurants, bars, gift shops, and other shopping available at Ravinia, as well as chair rental. There's also a Pavilion which is under cover. You see, at Ravinia, the rain falls mainly on the plain. (sorry, I couldn't resist!)
At most concerts at Ravinia, the stage is not actually viewable from the Lawn, but there will be a lawn-screen for this concert. Ravinia also will have fun stuff for kids to do on the North lawn, their "KidsLawn", with interactive exhibits, including a classic "instrument petting zoo." Sounds like a blast!
It's going to be an afternoon of lots of fun, and an evening of lots of great music. Here's the program:
|Disney’s Fantasia and Fantasia 2000|
|Movement 1 from Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67 |
Movements 3–5 from Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68
|Tchaikovsky:||The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a|
|Clair de lune from Suite bergamasque|
|Suite from The Firebird (1919 version)|
|“Dance of the Hours” from La Gioconda|
|The Sorcerer’s Apprentice|
|Marches Nos. 1–4 from Pomp and Circumstance, Op. 39|
|Pines of Rome, P. 141|
To find out more and purchase tickets for Fantasia, visit the Ravinia site online.
Ravinia has a number of other upcoming concerts suitable for families, including Laurie Berkner, the Ko-Thi Dance Company, and a production of Beauty and the Beast. See their kid's concert page.