News

February 11, 2014

Grant Park Music Festival Line-Up Revealed 

by John Von Rhein, Chicago Tribune more

February 11, 2014

Two World Premieres in Grant Park Music Festival Season 

by Andrew Patner, Chicago Sun-Times more

August 15, 2013

“Rite of Spring” Concerts in Millennium Park to Feature Stunning Visuals 

by Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times Voices, The Daily Sizzle more

July 30, 2013

Program brings classical music to kids 

By Tatiana Walk-Morris, Austin Talks more

June 20, 2013

Family talents in harmony at Grant Park concerts 

By Dorothy Andries, Norridge-Harwood Heights News more

June 16, 2013

Carlos Kalmar on the Grant Park experience 

By Kyle MacMillan, Chicago Sun-Times more

February 14, 2013

Grant Park Music Festival Summer Season Announced 

by John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune more

February 14, 2013

Grant Park Music Festival Announces Its Summer Lineup 

by Lawrence A. Johnson, Chicago Classical Review more

February 13, 2013

Grant Park Music Festival Releases Its 2013 Schedule 

by Andrew Patner, Chicago Sun-Times more

June 26, 2012

Grant Park Chorus Announces CD Debut 

by Broadway World more

June 22, 2012

Parisian delight for ballet lovers at Harris Theater 

by Sid Smith, Chicago Tribune more

June 18, 2012

Extreme Picnicking 

by Madeline Nusser, TimeOut Chicago more

June 13, 2012

Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago 2012: Highlights and Special Events. 

by Carole Kuhrt Brewer, Chicago Now more

June 12, 2012

AROUND TOWN: GRANT PARK MUSIC FESTIVAL 

by Dan Kang, SNSPost more

February 22, 2012

Grant Park Music Festival readies a silver salute to its symphony chorus 

by John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune more

February 22, 2012

Both new and familiar works coming to Grant Park Music Festival 

by Andrew Patner, Chicago Sun-Times more

September 06, 2011

Grant Park Music Festival names former artistic advisor as new chief  

by Lawrence A. Johnson, Chicago Classical Review more

September 06, 2011

For Paul Winberg, taking up executive post at Grant Park is a homecoming 

by John Von Rhein, Classical Music Critic, Chicago Tribune more

July 22, 2011

Soldiering On When the Job is White Hot 

by Manny Fernandez, New York Times more

July 22, 2011

Sweating Through Flats And Sharps 

by Monica Davey, New York Times more

June 12, 2011

Kalmar and Bell prove a dynamic working duo at the Grant Park Music Festival 

by Wynne Delacoma, Chicago Classical Review more

March 03, 2011

Grant Park Music Festival to offer richly varied lineup with several choral masterworks 

A look at the 2011 Grant Park Music Festival Season more

March 03, 2011

Summertime, and there's good music for everyone at Grant Park Festival 

by John von Rhein Chicago Tribune more

March 03, 2011

Penderecki, Koh head Grant Park fest lineup 

Chicago Sun-Times more

August 20, 2010

Profile of Carlos Kalmar 

Writer Tom Mullaney profiles Grant Park Music Festival's Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar's conducting career and musical achievements. more

August 18, 2010

Preview Mahler Symphony No. 2 

Dennis Polkow from NewCity recommends and previews Grant Park Music Festival's performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 2. more

August 12, 2010

Critics Choice Brahms and Bizet 

The Brahms and Bizet performance by the Grant Park Music Festival selected as Critics Choice by the Chicago Reader. more

August 10, 2010

Preview of Dvorák's Requiem 

It is a work that is rarely performed and has a moving effect on both performers and audiences...and should provide an extraordinary showcase for the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and soloists. more

August 08, 2010

Carlos Kalmar Continues to Get Good Press in Chicago 

James Bash from Oregon Music News highlights some of the press Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar received during Grant Park Music Festival's 2010 season. more

August 03, 2010

Arts, Lakefront Among Chicagoans' Favorite Things 

Like Roethle, people who live in the Chicago area enjoy taking the train downtown for an evening of free jazz in the park. Even if they never set foot inside Symphony Center or the Civic Opera House, they enjoy living in a city that has orchestras and opera companies. more

June 17, 2010

Grand Concert at Pritzker Pavilion Is a Neighborhood Event for Some 

Read what a few Grant Park Music Festival members have to say about their concert-going experience. more

June 15, 2010

Nine and a Half Weeks of Free Classical Music 

Alexander Hough of The Chicagoist discusses the Festival's 2010 opening night and  traditions that go along with enjoying the free outdoor classical music series in Millennium Park. more

June 14, 2010

Kalmar Set to Open His Tenth Season with The Grant Park Music Festival 

Chicago Classical Review gives an overview of the Festival's 2010 season with candid insight from Principal Conductor, Carlos Kalmar. more

June 10, 2010

Chorus Takes Centerstage in 2010 Grant Park Lineup 

Wynee Delacoma of The Chicago Sun-Times discusses the Festival's ambitious choral repertoire for the 2010 season. more

February 22, 2010

Elizabeth Hurley and Christopher Bell Discuss the 2010 Season 

Andrew Patner of WFMT sits down with Elizabeth Hurley, Executive Director, and Christopher Bell, Chorus Director, to talk about the 2010 season in detail. more

February 18, 2010

New Director to Build on Solid Foundation 

New director looks to partnerships with Grant Park Music Festival this summer and beyond. more

February 18, 2010

Chorus to Be in The Spotlight This Summer 

While the 2010 installment of Chicago's free lakefront music festival will mark principal conductor Carlos Kalmar's tenth anniversary, this summer will also present ample opportunities for the superb Grant Park Chorus to shine at Millennium Park under director Christopher Bell. more

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

July 14, 2009

Art Without Borders: Luna Negra Brings a Bossa Nova Collaboration to Millennium Park 

An interview with Brazilian jazz singer Luciana Souza on her collaboration with Luna Negra and the Grant Park Orchestra. This performance will take place on July 22 and 24. more

July 01, 2009

Mysterious Case of July 3rd Fireworks Show 

Alexander Hough discusses Grant Park Music Festival's new July 4th tradition, as well as this year's Independence Eve concert. more

June 27, 2009

The Windy City’s Cultural Delights 

An overview of cultural attractions in Chicago, which features the Grant Park Music Festival. more

June 25, 2009

Pre-Release Book Buzz 

The word is out and anticipation is rising. There is much talk and excitement surrounding the release of our new book Sounds of Chicago's Lakefrontmore

June 16, 2009

The Sound of Summer 

How Grant Park concerts have stirred the city's spirit for 75 years more

June 09, 2009

New Book Chronicles History of Grant Park Music Festival 

Eight Forty-Eight's Richard Steele interviews Tony Macaluso, co-author of the book Sounds of Chicago's Lakefront. more

June 05, 2009

Chicago's 75-Year-old Sonic Asset 

As the Grant Park Music Festival celebrates its 75th season, it's a fitting moment to celebrate the fabled past and vibrant present of this happy marriage of municipal sponsorship and music. more

March 18, 2009

Grant Park Music Festival Promises Big ‘Plans’ 

John von Rhein at the Chicago Tribune previews the Grant Park Music Festival's upcoming 75th season. more

April 08, 2008

Grant Park Music Festival Announces 2008 Season 

Pinchas Zukerman's Festival debut; U.S. Premiere of ‘A Throw of Dice' film with orchestral accompaniment; Venetian Night Luciano Pavarotti Tribute Concert; and Opera Week, Among 2008 season highlights. more

November 30, -0001

Preview Dvorak Requiem 

Dvorák is best known as an orchestral composer who wrote bright, Czech-influenced “Slavonic Dances,” symphonies, a memorable cello concerto and chamber music, but the Dvorák who wrote the large-scale choral work “Stabat Mater” represents a more introspective and meditative side of the composer, a man who lost three children within the first four years of his marriage more