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Ravinia opens for 2014 season with CDI Concert Dance

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The 2014 season of Highland Park's Ravinia opens this weekend with the CDI/Concert Dance Inc. (CDI) part of the Ruth Page Festival of Dance. CDI/Concert Dance performed on Thursday, June 5 and will perform again on Friday night, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Ravinia's Bennett Gordon Hall.

Ruth Page first began her association with Ravinia in 1926 and her legacy continues with the Ruth Page Festival of Dance CDI opens the Ruth Page Festival of Dance and the 2014 Ravinia Season with an evening program consisting of four pieces uniquely choreographed by Artistic Director Venetia Stifler.

The CDI performance includes the world premiere of "Four Last Songs" and uses dancers and live vocals, piano and violin accompaniment in a new compositional reduction inspired by songs written shortly before Richard Strauss' death.

Reserved seating tickets are available for $10 and may be purchased at the Ravinia website or via phone by calling 847.266.5100. No lawn seating will be available. Additional about information on CDI and the Ruth Page Festival of Dance is on the Ruth Page website.

Ravinia is located at 418 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park, in the North Shore suburbs of Chicago. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.