Beethoven Symphony No. 2

Roderick Cox makes his Festival debut conducting the Grant Park Orchestra. Also on the program, Haydn and Wagner.

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Barber Violin Concerto

Paul Huang performs Barber's beloved concerto in an energetic concert also featuring Schumann's Spring Symphony.

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Choral Music in the Parks

The Grant Park Chorus returns to the South Shore Cultural Center and Columbus Park for their popular a cappella program.

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The 2018 Festival Season

From Broadway to Brahms, the 2018 season is one you don't want to miss! Reserve a seat close to the stage with a membership or One Night Pass.

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Festival Connect

We believe that great music doesn't have a zip code and with our Festival Connect initiatives we are enriching lives through the power of music.

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Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2

Festival favorite and renowned pianist Kirill Gerstein returns.

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Mendelssohn Scottish Symphony

Colin Currie joins the orchestra, playing percussion for Andrew Norman's Switch.

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Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet

Music inspired by Othello, Macbeth, and Tristan und Isolde are also featured in this evening of storytelling.

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Education and Community Engagement

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

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A Pastoral Picnic in White

It's Our Backyard Party for the City! On the evening of Saturday, July 28, people from all over Chicago will be dressed in white, enjoying dinner on the Great Lawn in Millennium Park listening to Mendelssohn's Scottish Symphony played by the Grant Park Orchestra.

2018 Security Changes

The City of Chicago has implemented a security perimeter and bag check policy for all concerts at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Changes have also been made to opening times and the prohibited items list. Please plan ahead and arrive early for all concerts.