Eric Owens performs Berlioz' Roméo et Juliette at the Auditorium Theatre.

Berlioz Romeo and Juliet

Extraordinary and thrilling — Shakespeare's tragic love story is illuminated by Berlioz' blazing orchestral colors. Featuring the Grant Park Chorus and renowned soloists.


Grant Park Orchestra And Chorus

Carlos Kalmar, Conductor

Christopher Bell, Chorus Director

Julie Boulianne, Mezzo-soprano

Paul Appleby, Tenor
Eric Owens, Bass-baritone


Berlioz: Romeo and Juliet

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We are pleased to announce that the June 13 & 14 performances of Berlioz' Romeo and Juliet will be held at the historic Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, located at 50 E. Congress Parkway, to avoid conflict with the Chicago Blues Festival in Grant Park. There will be no concerts at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion that weekend.

  • Festival member seating will be on the Orchestra Level of the Auditorium Theater. One-night passes for reserved seating on the orchestra level are available for $25. Free seating will be in the balconies.
  • The lobby will be open one hour before the start of the concert; the theater will open 30 minutes before the concert begins.
  • The Patron Service Center will be located in the lobby to the left of the entrance doors. Visit the Patron Service Center to pick up passes held at will-call.
  • Parking is available at the Grant Park South Garage at 325 S. Michigan Ave. (exits to street level at Jackson & Van Buren). The $15 parking rate for Festival members will be honored at this garage for these concert dates only.
  • Please note: No outside food or drink is allowed at the Auditorium Theatre. Outdoor lawn equipment is prohibited.