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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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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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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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Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5

Also on the program, works by William Bolcom, including his Symphony No. 4, The Rose, featuring mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor.

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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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Music of the Silver Screen

Enjoy classic film scores under the stars, including music from An American in Paris, Indiana Jones, Citizen Kane and more.

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I Could Have Danced All Night

Stars from Broadway, including Sierra Boggess, join the orchestra and chorus for a night of music by Lerner and Loewe.

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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.

Support the Festival

We are honored to receive support from individuals who believe that a free classical music festival is an investment in the life of the city. Make a Donation Today.

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.