Important Update: The Grant Park Orchestra goes indoors to South Shore Cultural Center on Fri 7/29 & Harris Theater on Sat 7/30. FREE SEATS AVAILABLE

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  • Mendelssohn's
    Italian Symphony

    Thomas Wilkins leads the Grant Park Orchestra
    in an international program that transports listeners
    from Vienna to the Middle East

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  • Rachmaninov

    Piano virtuoso Stephen Hough brings his
    scintillating technique to Rachmaninovís
    Rhapsody on a Theme of Pagnanini

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  • 2016 Season

    Reserve seats for your favorite
    concerts with a One Night Pass!

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  • Mozart Mass in C Minor

    Plus a world premiere of a new work by Michael Gandolfi, inspired by the magnificent Garden of Cosmic Speculation in Scotland

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  • Win a $100 Macy's
    Gift Card and more!

    Register for the Festival's annual
    picnic contest, to be held on August 6.

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  • Choose Your Own

    Pick a 4, 8, or 12 concert
    membership for as low as $96

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  • Shostakovich Cello Concerto

    Acclaimed Swiss cellist Christian Poltťra performs Shostakovichís 1959 Cello Concerto

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  • Festival Connect

    Free education and engagement programs
    making classical music accessible for everyone

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Up Next

Fri, July 29, 6:30pm

Mendelssohnís Italian Symphony

Sat, July 30, 7:30pm

Mendelssohnís Italian Symphony

Wed, Aug 3, 6:30pm

Rachmaninov Rhapsody

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Mendelssohnís Italian Symphony 

July 29, 2016
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

South Shore Cultural Center

Mendelssohnís Italian Symphony 

July 30, 2016
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Harris Theater for Music and Dance

2016 Picnic Contest


The 2016 Picnic Contest on the Great Lawn will be held before the world premiere of Michael Gandolfiís The Cosmic Garden in Bloom and Mozartís Great Mass. Register by Aug 1.

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Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar.

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