In the Spotlight

December 05, 2017

Marlea Simpson Returns to Chicago 

Last month, Festival Impresario members were treated to a performance on the stage of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion by the accomplished violist, Marlea Simpson, the youngest member of the Grant Park Orchestra. more

November 06, 2017

On Being a Festival Docent 

This year I begin my 13th season as a Grant Park Music Festival docent and I can say, “I have loved every minute!” more

October 27, 2017

2017 Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit 

Four hundred of Chicago's civic leaders and cultural elite gathered for a festive evening of musical entertainment in support of our city's cultural gem--the Grant Park Music Festival.  more

September 29, 2017

Sponsor Spotlight: ComEd 

Thank you to our friends at ComEd-Exelon who have been a sponsor of the Grant Park Music Festival for the past 14 years more

August 11, 2017

Children's book Electric Angel Celebrates Beethoven, The Blues, Buskers and all things Chicago 

Order a copy of Electric Angel for only $15 by calling 312.742.7647 Monday through Friday between 10am-4pm. more

August 03, 2017

A Classic Chicago Benefit 

You're invited, so save the date. more

July 28, 2017

A World Premiere Legacy 

“It’s pretty special when you can communicate with a high-level composer like that,” said Jonathan Boen, the Festival’s principal horn. more

July 14, 2017

Stephen Hough, Renaissance Man 

He's a Renaissance man of his time. Named by The Economist as one of 20 Living Polymaths, Stephen Hough has secured his reputation as a leading concert pianist, as well as a writer, composer, and painter. more

July 11, 2017

A Broadway Romance 

True love, crushes, bitter breakups and eternal amour are all fair game in this warm and witty concert that traces the path of romance through unforgettable Broadway classics. more