Upcoming OLLI Travel Opportunities


OLLI Day Trip to the Ravinia Festival

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Depart at 11:30 a.m.; Return at approximately 1:00 a.m. Cost is $179 per person – includes roundtrip motor coach; catered dinner with wine and beer; a pavilion seat to the concert; pre-concert presentation by conductor Stephen Alltop; light snacks on the bus; special treats from the three participating OLLIs; and driver gratuity


OLLI at Illinois will join the Northwestern University and Bradley University OLLIs for a “Night to Remember” at Ravinia Festival. The three OLLIs will dine under a tent and then be seated in the pavilion for an “All-Russian Evening” – Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 and Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10. Krzysztof Urbanski, Conductor. Garrick Ohlsson, Piano. There will be a pre-concert lecture by Stephen Alltop, Music Director and Conductor of the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra and Professor of Conducting and Ensembles at Northwestern University.

Dinner will include salad, assorted sandwiches (vegetarian option will be available), chips, cookies, soft drinks, beer, and wine.

The bus will leave Ravinia immediately following the performance (approximately 10:00 p.m.).

Please wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers for a partially outdoor activity. Dinner and the performance will be under cover, but there will be some walking to and from the bus, and from the dinner tent to the performance pavilion.


Full logistical details will be sent to all travelers at least one week before the date of the event.

To register, sign in to your OLLI account at http://reg138.imperisoft.com/OlliIllinois/search/registration.aspx with your username and password. The event is located in the currect lecture option in the drop down box under "Semester".