Bernstein, Brahms and a World Premiere

The orchestra and chorus perform a world premiere work by Êriks Ešenvalds, along with music of Brahms and Bernstein.

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Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3

Festival favorite Natasha Paremski returns to the stage for Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 3.

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Schubert Symphony No. 3

Adam Walker performs Nielsen's Concerto for Flute and Griffes' Poem.

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Dvořák Cello Concerto

Johannes Moser makes his Festival debut performing Dvořák's masterwork.

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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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Independence Day Salute

Pianist Emily Bear performs Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue as part of this year's July 4th celebration.

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Festival Connect

Enriching lives through the power of music with initiatives like Classical Campers, Project Inclusion, and Open Rehearsals.

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Support the Festival

A free classical music festival is an investment in the life of the city.

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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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Open Rehearsals

Stop by our lunchtime rehearsals Tuesdays–Fridays at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, beginning June 12 and typically take place between 11AM–1PM. Learn more.

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.