Mary Stolper, PrincipalFlute
Year you joined the Grant Park Music Festival:
1984 to 1997, and 2001 to present
Where did you study?
Arizona State University, Northwestern University
Performances with George Solti in Russia and Hungary, and chamber concerts with Pierre Boulez
What would you be if you were not a musician?
A lounge singer
If you could sit down and chat with any musical figure (dead or alive) who would it be?
Amy Cheney Beach
Can you share any memorable stories about your experience with the Grant Park Music Festival?
I started the GPMF softball team in 1984. I supplied bags, bats, gloves, uniforms and balls. We played WFMT (they used to be located just across the Fairmont hotel) and the CSO in the field at the Petrillo Shell.