News & Stories
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
Due to the covid-19 pandemic, Chicago's Grant Park Music Festival announces the cancellation of its 2020 season in Millennium Park
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.
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.
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.
On the morning of March 13, under the threat of COVID-19, Festival CEO Paul Winberg decided to send everyone home. Festival staff sprang into action, grabbing hard drives, downloading files and procuring all the necessary equipment to launch a major music festival—by remote.
These past few weeks have been a powerful reminder of just how connected we are . . .
Behind the Scenes
Pushing through winter weather, hectic schedules, and pre-audition jitters, singers line up for a chance to be part of the 2020 Grant Park Chorus.
For the young musicians of the Grant Park Music Festival's Project Inclusion Fellowship, jam-packed summers lead to valuable life skills—and a deeper impact on the world.
She is Master of the Queen's Music. The 65-year-old Judith Weir talks with the Grant Park Music Festival's Noel Morris about her work, Scottish tombstones, and the unlikely career path of a woman composer.