In the Spotlight

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

May 16, 2019

RISING STAR BENJAMIN BEILMAN COMES HOME 

Opening night cannot come soon enough and with it comes the Festival debut of the brilliant young violinist Benjamin Beilman, one of the classical world’s most rapidly rising stars more

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