Festival Connect is a comprehensive initiative aimed to increase music education and engagement opportunities for audiences of all ages. Learn more about the free lifelong learning opportunities presented through Festival Connect.
A comprehensive pre-concert lecture series that takes listeners beyond the music. Every Saturday at 6:15PM in Choral Hall.
Free daytime rehearsals of the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, with informal talks led by Festival docents. Tuesdays through Fridays throughout the Season.
A half-day music and arts immersion program serving over 1,600 children ages 6-12 each summer with a trip to Millennium Park and an introduction to classical music.
Classics in the Parks
Free chamber and choral performances in cultural centers throughout Chicago, featuring performers from Project Inclusion, the Apprentice Chorale, and the Grant Park Chorus.
Young Artists Showcase
A weekly concert series by music students from Chicago public schools, prior to a Grant Park Music Festival concert. Fridays, 5:30PM near the Jay Pritzker Pavilion.
A partnership with Chicago Sinfonietta to provide professional development opportunities for young minority musicians with a goal of increasing diversity among orchestral ensembles.
An advanced training program for pre-professional vocal students from DePaul and Roosevelt Universities. Led by Christopher Bell, students rehearse and perform with the Grant Park Chorus.