In the Spotlight

July 20, 2019

Piano Virtuoso Conrad Tao returns HOME  

An Illinois native and former student of the Music Institute of Chicago's late, legendary faculty member Emilio del Rosario, award-winning Chinese American pianist Conrad Tao returns to the Pritzker Pavilion to perform Shostakovich’s delightful Piano Concerto No. 2 on Wednesday, July 31 at 6:30 p.m. more

July 15, 2019

Grant Park Chorus in the Parks 

Join the Grant Park Chorus for an evening of a cappella works, as we go off campus to two of the city's cultural hubs: the Columbus Park Refectory (July 18) and South Shore Cultural Center (July 22). Celebrating the legacy of music written by women, Festival Chorus Director Christopher Bell leads the Grant Park Chorus in performances of works by Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, and the world premiere of Hands by composer Lori Laitman.  more

July 15, 2019

Piano Virtuoso Stephen Hough returns 

It is with great delight that we welcome the return of polymath, piano virtuoso, and Grant Park Music Festival favorite Stephen Hough for two nights of concerts, performing Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 led by British conductor Martyn Brabbins in his Festival debut on Friday July 19 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday July 20 at 7:30 p.m.  more

July 15, 2019

Internationally Acclaimed Harpist YOlanda Kondonassis 

Yolanda Kondonassis is celebrated as one of the world’s premiere solo harpists and is today’s most recorded classical harpist. Her many albums have earned universal critical praise as she continues to be a pioneering force in the harp world, striving to push the boundaries of what listeners expect of the harp. Kondonassis’ extensive discography includes twenty titles and her 2008 release, Air, was nominated for a Grammy Award. Her latest album, Ginastera: One Hundred, celebrates Ginastera's 2016 centennial. Kondonassis will perform Ginastera’s Harp Concerto with the Grant Park Orchestra, led by guest conductor Emmanuel Villaume, on Wednesday, July 17, at 6:30 p.m. This concert will also be broadcast live on 98.7WFMT and streamed live at wfmt.com. more

June 22, 2019

The Wizard of Oz With the Grant Park Orchestra 

Love the film The Wizard of Oz? Come watch it on the giant LED screen at Millennium Park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion with the Grant Park Orchestra providing the live soundtrack to this classic film. Join us for Classic Movie Night: The Wizard of Oz on Wednesday, July 10, led by conductor Norman Huynh.  more

June 19, 2019

A Night in Vienna 

Join us for an evening of music and dance! more

June 17, 2019

Where in Chicago is Augustin Hadelich? 

Catch this internationally celebrated violinist with the Grant Park Orchestra on Friday June 21 and Saturday night June 22; leading a master class with our Project Inclusion Fellows on Saturday June 22 at 11 AM at the Chicago Cultural Center; and with pianist Orion Weiss in an intimate, free recital on the Pritzker Stage as part of our CenterStage series on Sunday June 23 at 2 PM. more

June 03, 2019

A Pastoral Picnic in White 

It's Our Backyard Party for the City! On the evening of Saturday, July 27, people from all over Chicago will be dressed in white, enjoying dinner on the Great Lawn in Millennium Park, listening to Dvořák's Seventh Symphony played by the Grant Park Orchestra. more

May 29, 2019

Open Rehearsals Begin Tuesday, June 11 

The sounds of the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus come alive on Tuesday through Fridays at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion when the Festival is in season. Each summer, more than 28,000 Chicagoans and visitors spend their lunch break watching rehearsals and listening to docent-led talks about the Festival's concert programs. more