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The Wizard of Oz with the Grant Park Orchestra
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The Wizard of Oz with the Grant Park Orchestra

Love the film The Wizard of Oz? Come watch it on the giant LED screen at Millennium Park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion with the Grant Park Orchestra providing the live soundtrack to this classic film. Join us for Classic Movie Night: The Wizard of Oz on Wednesday, July 10, led by conductor Norman Huynh. 

A Night in Vienna
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A Night in Vienna

Join us for an evening of music and dance!

Where in Chicago is Augustin Hadelich?
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Where in Chicago is Augustin Hadelich?

Catch this internationally celebrated violinist with the Grant Park Orchestra on Friday June 21 and Saturday night June 22; leading a master class with our Project Inclusion Fellows on Saturday June 22 at 11 AM at the Chicago Cultural Center; and with pianist Orion Weiss in an intimate, free recital on the Pritzker Stage as part of our CenterStage series on Sunday June 23 at 2 PM.

A Pastoral Picnic in White
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A Pastoral Picnic in White

It's Our Backyard Party for the City! On the evening of Saturday, July 27, people from all over Chicago will be dressed in white, enjoying dinner on the Great Lawn in Millennium Park, listening to Dvořák's Seventh Symphony played by the Grant Park Orchestra.

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Open Rehearsals Begin Tuesday, June 11

The sounds of the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus come alive on Tuesday through Fridays at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion when the Festival is in season. Each summer, more than 28,000 Chicagoans and visitors spend their lunch break watching rehearsals and listening to docent-led talks about the Festival's concert programs.

Rising Star Benjamin Beilman Comes Home
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Rising Star Benjamin Beilman Comes Home

Opening night cannot come soon enough and with it comes the Festival debut of the brilliant young violinist Benjamin Beilman, one of the classical world’s most rapidly rising stars.

New in 2019: Pritzker Pavilion Sound System Gets an Upgrade
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New in 2019: Pritzker Pavilion Sound System Gets an Upgrade

The speakers and audio control systems at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion have been completely upgraded.

Concertmaster Jeremy Black's Picks for Choose Your Own Concerts
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Concertmaster Jeremy Black's Picks for Choose Your Own Concerts

As Concertmaster of the Grant Park Orchestra, Jeremy Black is in the center of the action at the Festival. Like many of us, he's hard-pressed to choose favorite works from the upcoming season, but we prevailed upon him to help us create a "Choose Your Own" member package to share with family and friends.

Festival HD: A New Multimedia Series
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Festival HD: A New Multimedia Series

On four special nights, the Grant Park Orchestra’s performance will be augmented by spectacular visuals, featuring live performance video, images and video related to the music. 

Carlos Kalmar Talks About the Historic 2019 Season
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Carlos Kalmar Talks About the Historic 2019 Season

On a warm summer night in Millennium Park, the lights of the city twinkle and the air is filled with beautiful music as you turn to your friend and exchange a glance that says "I'm so glad we're here." You're experiencing the Grant Park Music Festival, which, for 85 seasons, has sparked the same feelings for thousands of fans.