In the Spotlight

June 28, 2017

Summer Holidays at the Festival 

The Grant Park Music Festival will feature two holiday celebrations in July, beginning with an appearance by the world-renowned brass quintet, Canadian Brass, for Canada's 150th Birthday Celebration on Saturday, July 1. Then, on the Fourth, guests are invited to don their favorite red, white and blue apparel for our nations's 241st birthday. more

June 26, 2017

May the Force Be With You 

Our Great Lawn is like one giant block party, where the neighbors change every week, and on Saturday, July 8, Festival audiences will be in the company of Jedi, Stormtroopers, and Droids at Star Wars and More: The Music of John Williams. more

June 23, 2017

David Schiff on the Origin of Infernal 

The seed for Infernal was planted in the summer of 1959, just before I turned 14, when I heard Stravinsky's Firebird Suite for the first time, performed outdoors at the Baths of Caracalla in Rome. more

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