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2018 Press Releases

Chicago's Grant Park Music Festival Welcomes Four New Appointments to the Board of Directors >

February 26, 2018 — The Grant Park Orchestral Association (GPOA) Board Chair Stephen Smith has announced the appointment of Tom Hanson, Sandra Kamin, Tim King, and Larue Robinson to the Association’s Board of Directors. The GPOA is the governing body of Chicago’s Grant Park Music Festival.

The Grant Park Music Festival Appoints New General Manager Chris Collins and Chief Development Officer Emily Canham >

March 13, 2018 —Chicago’s Grant Park Music Festival President Paul Winberg announces two appointments to the staff: the recent hire of Chris Collins as its General Manager and Emily Canhamas Chief Development Officer.

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Downloads: Publicity Photos

View Photos of 2018 Guest Artists:

  • Dashon Burton, Baritone
  • William Hagen, Violin
  • Natasha Paremski, Piano
  • Adam Walker, Flute
  • Johannes Moser, Cello
  • Emily Bear, Piano
  • Dennis Russell Davies, Guest Conductor
  • Kelly O'Connor, Mezzo Soprano
  • Vinay Parmeswaran, Guest Conductor
  • Kevin Stites, Guest Conductor
  • Sierra Boggess, Vocalist
  • Ryan Silverman, Vocalist
  • Ben Crawford, Vocalist
  • Roderick Cox, Guest Conductor
  • Markus Stenz, Guest Conductor
  • Paul Huang, Violin
  • Gemma New, Guest Conductor
  • Kirill Gerstein, Piano
  • David Danzmayr, Guest Conductor
  • Colin Currie, Percussion
  • Janai Brugger, Soprano
  • Lauren Segal, Mezzo Soprano
  • Brendan Tuohy, Tenor
  • Michael Sumuel, Bass
  • George Li, Piano
  • Pablo Ferrández
  • Claire de Sevigne, Soprano
  • Michael Maniaci, Counter Tenor
  • John Brancy, Baritone