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Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich contemplates best bets for summer 2021.
In 1935, the Grant Park Music Festival began presenting free concerts to the people of Chicago along the city's lakefront. Since then, the Festival has expanded its reach, training young artists while reaching audiences in their own neighborhoods.
In the United States, more people sing in choirs than play baseball. “Choir” can be the focal point of a person’s social life. But for all the community singers, few have the training or the instrument to stand within the ranks of the Grant Park Chorus.
Like most performing artists, violinist Allison Lovera watched an entire ecosystem of creativity move underground during the past year and a half.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Read about these indomitable personalities who defied convention to live their dreams.
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.