Ragdale kicks off the fifth annual Ragdale Ring Performance Series on Thursdays at 7pm – June 15, July 13 and August 10, finishing with an engaging pageant for all the family on Saturday, September 16 at 4pm.
These one-of-a-kind programs feature storytelling, music, dance and theater and are curated by Ragdale resident artists in cooperation with their creative colleagues. All events take place in the Ragdale Ring, the open-air performance venue, whose “Living Picture” design by T+E+A+M was recently chosen in an international competition for outstanding, young architects. Guests are encouraged to bring their family, a lawn chair, or picnic for these arts-filled outdoor performances.
Thursday, June 15 at 7PM Ragdale Ring Performance: Visual Scores/Sonic Landscape
This performance interweaves music, film and poetry and features the celebrated Chicago Modern Orchestra Project Chamber Ensemble known for merging classical tradition and jazz improvisation. This program is inspired by artists Cy Twombly and Jean Dubuffet, the poetry of Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou, and curated by composer and musician Renée Baker.
Guests are encouraged to bring their family, a lawn chair or picnic to enjoy an arts-filled evening outdoors in the Ragdale Ring at twilight.
Admission is $20/person; $15/students and seniors, 12 and under free. Tickets are available through the website at ragdale.org and also at the door. Ragdale is located at 1230 N. Green Bay Road in Lake Forest. Off-site parking is available in downtown Lake Forest at the Oakwood lot northwest of Deerpath Road and free shuttle service to and from Ragdale is provided. For further information, call 847.234.1063 or visit the website at www.ragdale.org
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Ragdale is a nonprofit artists’ retreat located on architect Howard Van Doren Shaw’s historic estate in Lake Forest. Ragdale hosts over 150 writers and artists each year making it the one of the largest interdisciplinary artist communities in the country. www.ragdale.org