2015 Season Highlights

  • Opening Night of the 81st Season — June 17, 2015. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar celebrates the Blackhawks victory — June 17, 2015. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • Yevgeny Sudbin makes his Festival debut performing Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 1 on Opening Night of the 2015 Season — June 17, 2015. Photo by Norman Timonera
  • Carlos Kalmar conducts the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus in the world premiere of Kenji Bunch’s Symphony No. 4, Dream Songs — June 19, 2015. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • Roberto Diaz performs Walton’s Viola Concerto — June 24, 2015. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • Project Inclusion fellows perform at various venues around Chicago, including the Chicago Cultural Center — June 24, 2015

  • Tanja Tetzlaff performs Lalo’s Cello Concerto — July 3, 2015. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • Pianist Terrence Wilson performs Gershwin’s Piano Concerto on Independence Day — July 4, 2015. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • Christopher Bell shows off his festive attire during the Independence Day Salute — July 4, 2015. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • Patriotic picnickers on the Great Lawn — July 4, 2015

  • Karina Canellakis conducts Bernstein’s Fancy Free — July 8, 2015. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • Broadway actors Elizabeth Stanley and Alex Gemignani perform in a concert celebrating the music of Stephen Sondheim — July 10, 2015. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • Thierry Fischer conducts Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet — July 15, 2015. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • Caitlin Lynch joins the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus for Brahms' German Requiem— July 17, 2015. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • Stephen Hegedus performs in Brahms' German Requiem— July 17, 2015. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • Chorus Director Christopher Bell leads the Grant Park Chorus at South Shore Cultural Center, as part of Mayor Rahm Emmanuel’s Night Out in the Parks — July 21, 2015. Photo by Patrick Pyszka

  • Ward Stare conducts a night of American opera music, including excerpts from Cuomo’s Doubt — July 22, 2015. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • Anthony Clark Evans of the Lyric Opera’s Ryan Opera Center performs excerpts from Cuomo’s Doubt — July 22, 2015. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • Annie Rosen of the Lyric Opera’s Ryan Opera Center performs excerpts from Cuomo’s Doubt — July 22, 2015. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • Laura Wilde of the Lyric Opera’s Ryan Opera Center performs Menotti's The Telephone— July 22, 2015. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • Winners of the 2015 Picnic Contest on the Great Lawn — July 25, 2015

  • Emmanuel Villaume conducts the Grant Park Orchestra — July 24, 2015. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • Andrew von Oeyen performs Saint-Sans Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor — July 25, 2015. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • Children from neighborhoods throughout Chicago are introduced to classical music through the Festival's Classical Campers initiative. Photo by Patrick Pyszka

  • Thomas Wilkins conducts William Grant Still’s Sunday Symphony — July 29, 2015. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • Christoph Knig conducts Bruckner's Symphony No. 6 inside the Harris Theater for Music and Dance — July 31, 2015. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • The Grant Park Orchestra performs in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion — August 5, 2015. Photo by Christopher Neseman

  • Inon Barnatan performsMozart's Piano Concerto No. 17 — August 5, 2015. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • Kurt Elling performs with the Grant Park Orchestra — August 12, 2015. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • James Ehnes performs Beethoven's Violin Concerto — August 19, 2015. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • Carlos Kalmar conducts the closing concert of the 2015 Season, featuring Elgar's The Kingdom — August 21, 2015. Photo by Norman Timonera