2012 Press Releases

2012 Lecture Series, Open Rehearsals, and Docent Talks Press Release

Audiences can learn more about the music and history of the acclaimed Grant Park Music Festival. Now in its 78th season, the Festival will offer an all-new Saturday evening pre-concert lecture series, as well as its popular returning open rehearsals and docent talks. All lectures and talks, as well as the concerts are free. 

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August 2012 Press Release

In August, the Festival’s exciting programming features the Grant Park Chorus along with guest artists and soloists from around the world, as well as a collaboration with the Lyric Opera’s Ryan Opera Center and a night of Latin music. 

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July 2012 Concerts Press Release

Summer in Chicago continues this July as the Festival brings performances by outstanding guest conductors and guest artists from around the world, in a month of exciting programming that includes a world premiere commission, a live concert of Frozen Planet, the latest hit series from BBC/Discovery, a tribute concert to Broadway and Hollywood legend, Frank Loesser and other Festival favorites. 

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June 2012 Concerts Press Release

Summer in Chicago begins in just six weeks when the Grant Park Music Festival begins its 78th season at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, running June 13—August 18, 2012. Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar will lead the Grammy® Award-nominated Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus Director Christopher Bell will direct the award-winning Grant Park Chorus in a soaring season of world premieres, Festival favorites and collaborations with local artists and cultural organizations.

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2012 Season Opens Press Release

Summer in Chicago is here at last, now that the Grant Park Music Festival has begun its 78th season at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, running June 13—August 18, 2012. Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar will lead the Grammy® Award-nominated Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus Director Christopher Bell will direct the award-winning Grant Park Chorus in a soaring season of world premieres, Festival favorites and collaborations with local artists and cultural organizations. 

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2012 Season Press Release

Grant Park Music Festival Announces its 78th Season. Highlights include the 50th Anniversary of the Grant Park Chorus, the release of the Grant Park Chorus’ first-ever a cappella recording, American a Cappella, outstanding guest conductors and artists, and more!

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