The 2017 Season

For over 80 summers, the Grant Park Music Festival has been thrilling audiences with outstanding musical experiences not found anywhere else. Join Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar, Chorus Director Christopher Bell and the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus at Millennium Park's Jay Pritzker Pavilion beginning June 14.

Summer is only five months away, and the Festival has an exciting program planned for the 2017 season!

Highlights include:

  • Beethoven's Symphony No. 9: The Festival's 83rd season comes to a thrilling close with one of the best-known works in classical music: Beethoven's glorious masterpiece, Symphony No. 9, culminating in the famous movement, "Ode to Joy."
  • Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto: Carlos Kalmar and the Grant Park Orchestra open the Festival's 2017 season with one of the most enduring violin concertos of all time featuring Vadim Gluzman.
  • Star Wars and More: The Orchestral Music of John Williams: The music from your favorite films is brought to life in an epic evening featuring classics from Academy Award-winning composer John Williams.
  • Canada's 150th Birthday Celebration with the Canadian Brass: Oh Canada! The Canadian Brass join the Grant Park Orchestra for an evening of symphonic suites, blues and the Beatles, all with a Canadian flair, in honor of Canada's sesquicentennial.
  • An Evening with Mariachi Cobre: ¡La tradición de la charrería viene a Millennium Park! Mariachi Cobre, one of America's best-known mariachi bands, joins the Orchestra for an evening of traditional Mexican folk music and an appeal that transcends ethnic groups and national borders.
  • A Broadway Romance: Ted Sperling takes the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus and Broadway stars Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana through the ups and downs of romance

One Night Passes for individual concerts will be available in May. Reserve your seat close to the front now by becoming a member today!

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