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Project Inclusion Fellow Allison Lovera in Recital

Project Inclusion Fellow Allison Lovera in Recital

Like most performing artists, violinist Allison Lovera watched an entire ecosystem of creativity move underground during the past year and a half.

When Millennium Park Re-emerges

When Millennium Park Re-emerges

Some things changed. Some things stayed the same. Millennium Park Foundation Executive Director Scott Stewart opens up about the rewards and challenges of steering Chicago's top attraction through a pandemic.

Sarah Martin: a Violinist with a Camera

Sarah Martin: a Violinist with a Camera

Project Inclusion alum Sarah Martin has always been an artist; a dancer from the age of two and a musician soon after, she travels the world with a violin and a camera in hand.

Returning to Millennium Park

Returning to Millennium Park

There is a playbook for launching an annual music festival—but not this year. Grant Park Music Festival CEO Paul Winberg talks about the path back to Millennium Park.

Soprano Tiana Sorenson: Keeping it Real

Soprano Tiana Sorenson: Keeping it Real

It takes a village to produce a professional musician—years of music lessons, concerts, rehearsals, equipment needs and endless hours of practicing in the home. For soprano and Project Inclusion alum Tiana Sorenson, it couldn't have happened without three key women.

Ten Courageous Women in Music

Ten Courageous Women in Music

Read about these indomitable personalities who defied convention to live their dreams.

Christopher Bell at Home in Scotland

Christopher Bell at Home in Scotland

For Christopher Bell, the cancellation of the 2020 season was a bitter pill to swallow. Yet out of that work stoppage came some perspective, and some valuable lessons, too.

Project Inclusion Alum Kyle Dickson Talks about Race and Social Activism

Project Inclusion Alum Kyle Dickson Talks about Race and Social Activism

Violinist and conductor Kyle Dickson aspires to "tell the whole truth" about classical music with a greater emphasis on artists and composers of color.

A Letter from Festival CEO Paul Winberg

A Letter from Festival CEO Paul Winberg

Dear Friends, Greetings and best wishes in 2021! All of us at the Festival are eager to bring live music back to Millennium Park this summer.

Opera Star Janai Brugger at Home in Chicago

Opera Star Janai Brugger at Home in Chicago

International opera star and Chicago native Janai Brugger reflects on life during COVID, recording for HBO in her basement, and her early career as a member of the Festival chorus.