In the Spotlight

May 09, 2019

new in 2019: pritzker pavilion sound system gets an upgrade 

THE SPEAKERS AND AUDIO CONTROL SYSTEMS AT THE JAY PRITZKER PAVILION HAVE BEEN COMPLETELY UPGRADED more

May 08, 2019

Concertmaster Jeremy Black's Picks for Choose Your Own Concerts 

As Concertmaster of the Grant Park Orchestra, Jeremy Black is in the center of the action at the Festival more

April 25, 2019

Festival-HD A New MultiMedia Series 

On four special nights, the Grant Park Orchestra’s performance will be augmented by spectacular visuals, featuring live performance video, images and video related to the music more

January 30, 2019

Carlos Kalmar Talks About the Historic 2019 Season 

On a warm summer night in Millennium Park, the lights of the city twinkle and the air is filled with beautiful music as you turn to your friend and exchange a glance that says "I'm so glad we're here more

January 08, 2019

WFMT Brings the Festival to You 

Can't make it to a Grant Park Music Festival this summer? Again this year,  many of the Festival concerts will be broadcast on 98.7WFMT, Chicago's classical and fine arts radio station. They will also be available online at wfmt.org/listen.  more

July 27, 2018

Mars and the Stars Arrive at the Festival 

See the stars of the Grant Park Orchestra on August 1 for Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet, featuring the return of the Festival's Principal Conductor, Carlos Kalmar. Then, join us after the concert when the Chicago Astronomical Society leads view of Jupiter, Saturn and Mars with telescopes from the back of the Great Lawn. more

July 14, 2018

A Homecoming for a World-Class Violin 

THE LEGENDARY VIOLIN, the ‘Wieniakwski’ Guarneri del Gesù returns to Chicago for the first time since 2010 in the trusted hands of guest violinist, Paul Huang. more

July 05, 2018

A Night of Music of the Silver Screen 

ON THE HEELS OF LAST SUMMER'S concert featuring the Grant Park Orchestra performing film scores by composer John Williams, this year the Festival showcases the scope and history of movies and their music. more

June 28, 2018

The Festival in the Neighborhoods 

EVERY YEAR, THE GRANT PARK MUSIC FESTIVAL GOES ON THE ROAD, with free performances by the Orchestra and Chorus in neighborhood cultural centers. more