News & Stories
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.
Violinist and conductor Kyle Dickson aspires to "tell the whole truth" about classical music with a greater emphasis on artists and composers of color.
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.
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.
Adam Grais has played in marching bands, orchestras, big bands, punk bands, rock and jazz bands—now he's the Festival board chair. And it's all good.
At the 250th anniversary of the composer's birth, there's still a lot to learn.
According to Anton Schindler, Beethoven's secretary and biographer, the composer loved mac-n-cheese, a particular recipe called KasNocken that is believed to have originated in Austria's Pinzgau region.