2013 Press Releases

2013 Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit

The Grant Park Music Festival raised $300,000 at its 2013 Advocate for the Arts Awards benefit on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park. The funds raised will support the Festival’s free ten week classical music series at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, and help to underwrite its artistic and community engagement activities that benefit nearly one million Chicagoans and visitors from around the world.

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Grant Park Music Festival Comes to the Neighborhoods

Grant Park Music Festival Chorus Director Christopher Bell and the Grant Park Chorus will bring an evening of a cappella music entitled Songs of Praise and Passion to the South Shore Cultural Center on July 30, at 7 p.m. and the Columbus Park Refectory on August 1 at 7 p.m. Both concerts are free.

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August 2013 Concerts

In August, the Festival’s dynamic programming features the Grant Park Chorus, saxophone virtuoso James Carter, pianist and YouTube sensation Valentina Lisitsa, a collaboration with the Lyric Opera’s Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center and two performances honoring the hundredth anniversary of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring.

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Celebrate Independence Eve with the Grant Park Music Festival

Bring your family, friends, and most patriotic self to Chicago’s Millennium Park as the Grant Park Music Festival presents an evening filled with American spirit and pride at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 6:30PM

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July 2013 Concerts

July Highlights include Dvořák’s New World Symphony and Caminos del Inka, Along with Stirring Music by Shostakovich, Sibelius, Bruckner, Plus a Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration, the Grant Park Pops and more.

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Grant Park Music Festival Introduces "Festival Connect"

The Festival brings a renewed focus to the neighborhoods with performances by the Grant Park Chorus, Project Inclusion and Apprentice Chorale and the return of Classical Campers

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June 2013 Concerts

June Highlights include Alexander Nevsky, Chicago Premiere of Qigang Chen’s Iris dévoilée, Nielsen Clarinet Concerto and Benjamin Britten’s Masterwork, War Requiem. Guest Artists include Stefan Jackiw on violin, Martin Fröst on clarinet and Pink Martini, Along With Guest Soloists Emilia Boteva, Wu Yanyu and Meng Meng

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Christopher Bell to Receive Award for Development of the Professional Choral Art

The Grant Park Music Festival is proud to announce that Chorus Director Christopher Bell will receive the 2013 Michael Korn Founders Award given by Chorus America. Named after one of the founders of Chorus America, this honorary citation was established in 1978 to honor an individual with a lifetime of significant contributions to the professional choral art.

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Grant Park Music Festival Partners with Chicago Sinfonietta on "Project Inclusion"

Beginning this summer, the Grant Park Music Festival will partner with the Chicago Sinfonietta to expand its ground-breaking fellowship program, Project Inclusion.

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BMO Harris Bank Helps Make Classical Music Accessible to All

BMO Harris Bank announced today their season sponsorship of the Grant Park Music Festival's 79th Season.

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Chicago's Grant Park Music Festival Announces Its 79th Season

Highlights include the Chicago premiere of Qigang Chen’s Iris dévoilée, Miguel Harth-Bedoya’s multi-media tribute to the Incan civilization, Caminos del Inka, Roberto Sierra’s Concerto for Saxophones with jazz great James Carter, John Adams’ landmark work, Harmonium, and Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem.

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Grant Park Orchestral Association Announces New Board Leadership

Grant Park Music Festival welcomes new Board Chair, Charles M. Kierscht, along with new Board members Katherine Donaldson, Lisa Manley, Ginger Meyer, Juan Salgado, and Angel Ysaguirre.

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