Open Rehearsals

Free open rehearsals of the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus offering informal talks by Festival docents.

A Festival docent speaks during a break in rehearsal

Audiences can watch as the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus rehearse upcoming performances during the day, most Tuesdays–Fridays, June–August.

During breaks in rehearsals, Festival docents lead informal talks about the music, composers, and the history of classical music in the front of the Seating Bowl.

Typical Grant Park Music Festival Rehearsal Schedule at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion

  • Tuesdays from 11:30AM-1:30PM and 3PM-5:30PM
  • Wednesdays from 11AM-1:30PM
  • Thursdays from 10:30AM-1PM
  • Fridays from 11AM-1:30AM

A special Brown Bag Lunch docent interview with Christopher Bell takes place on Thursday, June 21 at approximately 11:30AM.

Check the Events Calendar for specific rehearsal dates and times.