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About 98 percent of the time, the Grant Park Music Festival is about flip-flops and picnic baskets. But there is one event that draws a range of Festival die-hards for a tony gathering in the fall: the annual Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit.
For Grant Park Music Festival Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar, the unplanned gap year brought on by the pandemic coincided with a surprising development.
Grant Park Orchestral Association Board Chair Adam Grais has announced the appointments of Renee Ferguson, Angela Lee, Jason Spigner, Curtis Tarver II and Andria van der Merwe to the Association’s Board of Directors.
Always, music festivals tout their successes in terms of attendance, box-office figures and dollars raised. This year the staff of the Grant Park Music Festival presents a slightly different take on the 2021 series.
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.