2015 Press Releases

Grant Park Music Festival August Highlights

The 81st annual Grant Park Music Festival continues into August with guest conductor Christoph Knig, Grammy-winning jazz vocalist Kurt Elling, and Elgar's epic oratorio The Kingdom.
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Grant Park Music Festival Presents Hollywood Bowl Conductor Thomas Wilkins

The program includes Jerry Goldsmith’s eight-minute Fireworks, Dvork’s beautiful, large-scale Symphony No. 6, and The Sunday Symphony by William Grant Still, “the Dean of all Afro-American Composers.”
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Grant Park Music Festival Celebrates America's Birthday

On Saturday, July 4 the Grant Park Music Festival presents its Independence Day Salute, one of Millennium Park’s most popular concerts of every summer.
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Grant Park Music Festival July Highlights

The 81st annual Grant Park Music Festival continues into July with the patriotic annual Independence Day Salute, a theatrical Sondheim Celebration, Leonard Bernstein's vibrant, jazz-tinged Fancy Free and more.
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A Danceable Feast for the 4th Annual Grant Park Music Festival Picnic Contest

Creative Chicagoans are invited to recruit their friends, choose a team name, pack a festive picnic and show off their clever, elaborate and imaginative feasts in the fourth annual Grant Park Music Festival Picnic Contest on the Great Lawn of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. The contest takes place on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. before the Saint-Sans’ Piano Concerto No. 2.
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Grant Park Music Festival Presents Kurt Elling's Passion World

The Grant Park Orchestra joins the Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist in a program of international love songs Wednesday, August 12, 6:30pm in Millennium Park. The concert, conducted by Festival Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar, comprises selections from Elling’s new album Passion World, due June 9 from Concord Records.
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Grant Park Music Festival Opens 2015 Season with Beethoven's Symphony No. 7

Summer in Chicago begins next week with the Opening Night of the Grant Park Music Festival on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Opening Night brings Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar to the podium for Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 and Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with soloist Yevgeny Sudbin.
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Grant Park Music Festival Expands Music Education and Engagement Opportunities

Performances by the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus and Project Inclusion and Apprentice Chorale, and the return of Classical Campers, bring a renewed focus to Chicago’s neighborhoods.
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Chicago's Grant Park Music Festival Announces Its 2015 Season
Chicago's Grant Park Music Festival Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar and Chorus Director Christopher Bell announce an ambitious schedule of programming for the Festival’s 2015 Season, taking place June 17— August 22, 2015 at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago’s Millennium Park.
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