In the Spotlight

June 19, 2017

A "Vintage" Carlos Kalmar Program 

It’s a “vintage Carlos Kalmar program,” a patron told me when he looked at the description for the Stravinsky Firebird concert on our website. And it’s true…it is. more

June 15, 2017

Meet the 2017 Project Inclusion Fellows 

The Festival's Project Inclusion is a professional development program that guides young musicians from diverse backgrounds, traditionally underrepresented in the music industry, towards careers in music. New this year, the Festival will launch the Project Inclusion Vocal Fellowship initiative. The Project Inclusion String Fellowship program is now in its fifth year. more

June 12, 2017


Listen to select Festival concerts live on 98.7WFMT throughout the summer. more

June 06, 2017

Set Sail with "A Sea Symphony" 

Opening weekend is always a favorite when the Grant Park Chorus joins the orchestra for their first concert of the summer. This year will be no exception. more

May 02, 2017

Chicagoan Vadim Gluzman Comes Home 

When Chicagoan Vadim Gluzman returns to the Festival to perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, he will be playing on the Stradivarius once owned by the great violinist Leopold Auer, to whom Tchaikovsky originally dedicated the concerto. more

April 27, 2017

Getting Ready for Summer 

Sunny skies, blossoming flowers, and the increase in the number of visitors flooding the streets of downtown Chicago are sure signs that warm weather is approaching, but for the team at Millennium Park, it's time to get the Park ready for summer. more

April 04, 2017

Murasaki Duo Performs for the Impresario SoirÉe 

Last month's Impresario Society Soirée featured an intimate concert with the Murasaki Duo on the Jay Pritzker Pavilion stage. Over 70 Festival supporters and friends gathered as Grant Park Orchestra cellist Eric Kutz and pianist Miko Kominami performed selections by Schumann, Cassado, De Falla and Castelnuovo-Tedesco. more

March 07, 2017

Experience a Festival Season to Remember 

In February, Festival Circle and Impresario Society members attended an exclusive Season Preview event on the stage of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, in which WFMT's Candice Agree interviewed Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar and Chorus Director Christopher Bell about the 2017 Festival season. more

March 02, 2017


When a Chicago businessman decided to throw a surprise birthday party for his wife, he reached out to Lou Ann Hayes, the Festival’s group sales associate, to help organize the perfect celebration for 50 of the couple’s family and friends. more