In the Spotlight

July 14, 2017

Stephen Hough, Renaissance Man 

He's a Renaissance man of his time. Named by The Economist as one of 20 Living Polymaths, Stephen Hough has secured his reputation as a leading concert pianist, as well as a writer, composer, and painter. more

July 11, 2017

A Broadway Romance 

True love, crushes, bitter breakups and eternal amour are all fair game in this warm and witty concert that traces the path of romance through unforgettable Broadway classics. more

July 08, 2017

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

June 29, 2017

concert tips for star wars and more july 8 

Whether you’re attending Star Wars and More on July 8 to show off your Star Wars costume or to hear the famous music of John Williams, we can’t wait to see you at the Festival! more

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