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Experience a summer of extraordinary music with 30+ free classical concerts. The 86th annual Grant Park Music Festival at Millennium Park is the nation’s only free, summer-long outdoor classical music series. The festival features 10 weeks of concerts, artistic development initiatives, radio broadcasts, and community engagement and outreach programs.
Grab a spot on the lawn, set up a picnic, and kick back while Pritzker Pavilion’s state-of-the-art acoustic system delivers an extraordinary sonic experience — all with the Chicago skyline as a backdrop.
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 2
Wednesday, June 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Grant Park Orchestra; Carlos Kalmar, conductor; Benjamin Beilman, violin
Jubilation, by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich
Violin Concerto No. 1, by Prokofiev
Symphony No. 2, Little Russian, by Tchaikovsky
Beethoven Symphony No. 8
Friday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus; Carlos Kalmar, conductor; Christopher Bell, chorus director
Karelia Overture, by Sibelius
Symphony No. 8, by Beethoven
World Premiere, by Kareem Roustom
Symphony No. 6, Choral Symphony, by Carl Vine
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 2
Wednesday, June 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Grant Park Orchestra; Carlos Kalmar, conductor; Inon Barnatan, piano
Overture to Preciosa, by Weber
Piano Concerto No. 23, by Mozart
Symphonic Suite, by Busoni
Brahms Violin Concerto
Friday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Grant Park Orchestra; Carlos Kalmar, conductor; Augustin Hadelich, violin
World Premiere, by Stacy Garrop
Symphony No. 1, by Shostakovich
Violin Concerto, by Brahms
A night in Vienna: emperor waltzes and more
Wednesday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m.
Grant Park Orchestra; Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Waltzes, polkas, and other popular favorites by the Strauss family
Beethoven Missa Solemnis
Friday, June 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus; Carlos Kalmar, conductor; Christopher Bell, chorus director; Susanna Phillips, soprano; Siena Miller, mezzo-soprano; Andrew Owens, tenor; Michael Sumuel, bass
Missa Solemnis, by Beethoven
Independence Day Salute
Thursday, July 4 at 6:30 p.m.
Grant Park Orchestra; Christopher Bell, conductor; Alicia Hall Moran, vocalist
An evening of patriotic favorites and a Grant Park Music Festival tradition.
Gershwin Piano Concerto
Friday, July 5 at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Grant Park Orchestra; Carlos Kalmar, conductor; Jeffrey Kahane, piano; Alicia Hall Moran, soprano; Holland Andrews, Holcombe Wailers, Gabriel Kahane, vocalists
Piano Concerto, by Gershwin
emergency shelter intake form, by Gabriel Kahane
Copland Appalachian Spring
Monday, July 8 at 7:00 p.m.; South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Drive
Thursday, July 11 at 7:00 p.m.; Columbus Park Refectory, 5701 W. Jackson Boulevard
Members of the Grant Park Orchestra; Jeremy Black, conductor and violin; Anne Bach, oboe
St. Paul’s Suite, by Holst
Concerto for Two Violins, by J.S. Bach
Suite from Appalachian Spring, by Copland
Classic movie night: The Wizard of Oz
Wednesday, July 10 at 8:00 p.m.
Grant Park Orchestra; Norman Huynh, conductor
The Grant Park Orchestra provides the live soundtrack to one of the most famous classic films in cinema history, on the large Millennium Park screen.
The envelope please: a tribute to Broadway and Hollywood’s best
Friday, July 12 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 13 at 8:00 p.m.
Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus; Larry Loh, conductor; Susan Egan and Doug LaBrecque, vocalists
An evening of Grammy, Tony, and Academy Award-winning music, including songs from The Lion King, Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera, and more, plus tributes to Marvin Hamlisch and John Williams. Featuring the Grant Park Chorus and stars from Broadway.
Ravel Mother Goose
Wednesday, July 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Emmanuel Villaume, conductor; Yolanda Kondonassis, harp
Suite from Mother Goose, by Ravel
Harp Concerto, by Ginastera
Symphony No. 1, by Bizet
Grant Park Chorus in the parks
An evening of a cappella works, including a world premiere by Lori Laitman
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3
Friday, July 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Grant Park Orchestra; Martyn Brabbins, conductor; Stephen Hough, piano
Stomp, by James MacMillan
Piano Concerto No. 3, by Beethoven
Symphony No. 2, A London Symphony, by Vaughan Williams
Tchaikovsky Swan Lake
Wednesday, July 24 at 6:30 p.m.
Grant Park Orchestra; Christian Măcelaru, conductor; Edgar Moreau, cello
Cello Concerto, by Gulda
Suite from Swan Lake, by Tchaikovsky
Dvořák Symphony No. 7*
Friday, July 26 at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Grant Park Orchestra; David Danzmayr, conductor; Anthony McGill, clarinet; Demarre McGill, flute
Fiesta!, by Jimmy Lopez
Concerto Duo, by Joel Puckett
Tarantelle, by Saint-Saëns
Symphony No. 7, by Dvořák
Wednesday, July 31 at 6:30 p.m.
Grant Park Orchestra; Carlos Kalmar, conductor; Conrad Tao, piano
Suite No. 2, Indian, by MacDowell
Piano Concerto No. 2, by Shostakovich
Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo, by Copland
Mozart Prague Symphony
Friday, August 2 at 6:30 p.m.; Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph Street
Saturday, August 3 at 7:30 p.m.; Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph Street
Grant Park Orchestra; Carlos Kalmar, conductor; Vadim Gluzman, violin
blue cathedral, by Jennifer Higdon
Serenade, by Bernstein
Hommage à Stravinsky, by Ole Schmidt
Symphony No. 38, Prague, by Mozart
The Mambo Kings: hot Latin nights
Wednesday, August 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Grant Park Orchestra; Carlos Kalmar, conductor; Mambo Kings
The Mambo Kings join the Grant Park Orchestra to share a program of Latin America and the US featuring music by Gershwin and arrangements of The Beatles, Dave Brubeck, Tito Puento, and more.
A mass of Life: a celebration of the human spirit
Friday, August 9 at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus; Carlos Kalmar, conductor; Christopher Bell, chorus director; Melody Moore, soprano; Ewa Plonka, mezzo-soprano; Andrew Staples, tenor; Nathan Berg, bass-baritone
A Mass of Life, by Delius
Flight of the Bumblebee
Wednesday, August 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Grant Park Orchestra; Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Variations on a Balkan Theme, by Beach
Suite from The Tale of Tsar Saltan, by Rimsky-Korsakov
Cowboy Rhapsody, by Morton Gould
Mahler Symphony No. 2
Friday, August 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Grant Park Orchestra; Carlos Kalmar, conductor; Christopher Bell, chorus director; Amanda Majeski, soprano; J’Nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano
Symphony No. 2, Resurrection, by Mahler
Festival concerts in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion offer free seating on the Great Lawn (spread out on a blanket or settle into some lawn chairs!) just beyond the stage. Seating is first-come, first-serve and no admission tickets are required.
The seating closest to the stage in the Seating Bowl is reserved for members, groups, and visitors with single-night Experience Passes.
For further information, visit grantparkmusicfestival.com.