News

February 18, 2010

Grant Park Music Festival Announces Free Summer Concert Plans 

First free performance for the 76th season scheduled for June 16, 2010. more

October 28, 2009

Festival Hires Elizabeth Hurley as Executive Director 

After a seven-month international search, Elizabeth Hurley is named the new Executive Director of the Grant Park Music Festival. more

October 28, 2009

Former CSO Fundraiser Hired as Festival's Chief 

Elizabeth Hurley, current director of development for the Metropolitan Opera and former Chicago Symphony Orchestra fundraiser, will assume leadership of the lakefront summer festival. more

August 30, 2009

Sounds of Chicago's Lakefront featured on WGN Radio with Rick Kogan 

Tony Macaluso, co-author of Sounds of Chicago's Lakefront, discusses Grant Park Music Festival's new book with WGN The Sunday Papers host Rick Kogan. more

August 17, 2009

Grant Park Music Festival Featured on Critical Thinking with Andrew Patner 

Tune in for archival audio from historic radio broadcasts, a behind-the-scene look at the making of Sounds of Chicago's Lakefront, and segments of the book narrated by Tony Macaluso. more

August 11, 2009

Preview: Beethoven's 9th Symphony 

To close out the 75th season, the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus perform Beethoven's 9th Symphony. more

August 07, 2009

GPMF Featured on 98.7WFMT & National Radio Syndication 

Exploring Music With Bill McGlaughlin on 98.7WFMT will be featuring performances from the Grant Park Music Festival Monday, August 10 - Friday, August 14 beginning at 7:00 pm. more

August 04, 2009

Conductor Carlos Kalmar and The Grant Park Orchestra/Mahler's Ninth Symphony 

Preview and recommendation for Mahler's Ninth Symphony performed by the Grant Park Orchestra and Conductor Carlos Kalmar. more

July 21, 2009

Tune-in! GPMF Featured on Major News Channels 

Chicago media has caught onto the 75th Season fever. Various members of the Festival have been interviewed on WTTW Chicago Tonight, WGN Midday News, NBC 5 News, and ABC 7 News.  more