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Bach's Cello Suites
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Bach's Cello Suites

Six pieces…36 movements…almost 2 ½ hours of music—how a man born more than 300 years ago got Eric Kutz through the quarantine.

Black Composers, A Lifetime Pursuit
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Black Composers, A Lifetime Pursuit

There are certain works that live in the violinist's DNA. For Rachel Barton Pine, this is only the beginning.

A New Way to Celebrate The Fourth
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A New Way to Celebrate The Fourth

Dress in red, white and blue and settle in at home or social distance in the backyard. Then take in the sounds of the Grant Park Orchestra…virtually.

Christian Tetzlaff Returns to the Festival
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Christian Tetzlaff Returns to the Festival

Festival Remixed revisits the violin virtuoso's performance in Brahms Double Concerto on WFMT and online as host of a master class with Chicago area students.

A Master Class with Alban Gerhardt
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A Master Class with Alban Gerhardt

This summer, the Festival continues its Visiting Masters program by Zoom and on YouTube.

Virtual Programs Happening This Week
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Virtual Programs Happening This Week

Weekly Radio Series with WFMT kicks off our summer virtual season on June 10, and a Festival HD concert of Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev on June 12

COVID-19 Forces Festival Staff to Cancel 2020 Season
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COVID-19 Forces Festival Staff to Cancel 2020 Season

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, Chicago's Grant Park Music Festival announces the cancellation of its 2020 season in Millennium Park

Festival Concertmaster Jeremy Black on Working From Home
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Festival Concertmaster Jeremy Black on Working From Home

Ordinarily, Jeremy Black would be rushing between teaching gigs and rehearsals with the Pittsburgh Symphony. Instead, he’s at home, home-schooling two boys while keeping a full schedule online.

In Spite of Closure, Readying Chicago’s Famous Playground for the Arts
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In Spite of Closure, Readying Chicago’s Famous Playground for the Arts

When we are able to open our doors, our biggest service will be to give people a place where they can come and get away from all their worries.

Music in the Time of Need
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Music in the Time of Need

Musicians make music—always—even in times of social upheaval. The musicians’ legacy is one of perseverance and a steadfast belief in the human spirit.