Beethoven's Symphony No. 9

Our 83rd season comes to a thrilling close with one of the best-known works in classical music, culminating in the famous movement, "Ode to Joy." The evening opens with Brahms' finest choral work, Schicksalslied.

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The 2017 Festival Season Finale

It's one of the best-known works in classical music: Beethoven's monumental masterpiece, the Ninth Symphony. Hear what members of the Grant Park Chorus have to say about performing this thrilling work that culminates in the famous Ode to Joy.

Electric Angel

Children's book Electric Angel celebrates Beethoven, the Blues, and all things Chicago. Learn more.

Education & Community Engagement

Festival Connect reaches beyond the stage to touch as many lives as possible through Classical Campers, Project Inclusion String and Vocal Quartets, Apprentice Chorale, Pre-Concert Lectures, Open Rehearsals and more.

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