In the Spotlight

March 02, 2020

Building Tomorrow's Orchestra 

For the young musicians of the Grant Park Music Festival's Project Inclusion Fellowship, jam-packed summers lead to valuable life skills—and a deeper impact on the world. more

February 04, 2020

Carlos Kalmar Previews Summer 2020 

Expect the unexpected and some classic favorites, too — that's according to Carlos Kalmar, who spoke to a gathering of Festival friends onstage at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. more

February 03, 2020

The Birth of Gospel: A Chicago Tradition 

On July 1-2, the Grant Park Music Festival welcomes conductor Charles Floyd and the Soul Children of Chicago to honor one of the city's native art forms: gospel music. more

January 28, 2020

Beethoven: A Musical Behemoth 

2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, a giant in music who continues to haunt, challenge and inspire composers, performers and audiences, alike. more

January 07, 2020

Thinking about a Family Get-together? 

Unique in its ability to move young and old, music is—and always has been—the perfect family entertainment. more

January 07, 2020

Rachel barton pine: A True Pioneer 

There are certain works that live in the violinist's DNA. For Rachel Barton Pine, this is only the beginning. more

January 07, 2020

chicago proud: inside the Year of Chicago music 

Classical. Blues. Gospel. House music. Jazz. Chicago is a heavy hitter within America's musical landscape. Now it's time to celebrate. more

August 06, 2019

The Stunning sounds of the Grant Park Chorus 

There's nothing quite like the unexpected brilliance of an outdoor performance, when music and song soar beyond the concert space and can be heard throughout the city. more

July 30, 2019

Acclaimed Violinist Vadim Gluzman Comes Home 

This August, world-renowned violinist Vadim Gluzman will step off his international tour and return to the Grant Park Music Festival on August 2 and 3 to perform Leonard Bernstein’s Serenade. The concert takes place at the intimate Harris Theater, with Carlos Kalmar conducting.   more