Sunday, November 18, 2012

Ravinia Festival, Highland Park in Illinois, USA

It was this vest to magnetized riders to the Chicago and Milwaukee Electric Railroad. Though the railroad experienced its bankrupt, but Ravinia became a success.

Now, Ravinia is said to be the site of North America's oldest outdoor music festival which is one of the biggest in the world so far.

"Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home" is noted as the first piece performed here. It was played on a steam calliope, but fancier fare soon arrived in the form of the New York Symphony which is now known as Philharmonic that conducted by Walter Damroschi long ago.

There is what we call the Ravinia Festival which introduces jazz, dance, musical theater and even rock. There is a 3,200-seat open-air pavilion which is surrounded by trees and open grassy areas. This allows people to spread out, relax and have picnic while a excellent music delivers right through their ears. There are also indoor concerts as well. There is the 850-seat Prairie-style Martin Theater which is the only building left until now. You can as well enjoy a wonderful drive to this place following the Sheridan Road form the Far North Side of Chicago where you can see the suburbs, homes and spacious grounds as well as the beautiful view of Lake Michigan. If you want, you can take the Metra train's Union Pacific North Line.

There are lots to enjoy right here at Illinois. The most is the Ravina Festival.

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