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Ravinia Brings Music To Kids, Schools

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Children In A Ravinia-Sponsored Orchestra

Children learning through one of Ravinia’s Reach Teach Play programs

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The Ravinia Festival in Highland Park is more than just great music in a beautiful setting. Whether it's bringing music to children, or bringing children to the music, the organization dedicates considerable time, people, and resources to make sure that kids and schools across the Chicago region get access to the instruments, instructors, and experiences that build knowledge, self-esteem, and ultimately community. Ravinia President and CEO Welz Kauffman talks about “Reach Teach Play”, a new theater space at a school in the Austin neighborhood, and some of the big concerts he's looking forward to at Ravinia this summer.

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