News & Stories
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.
Expect the unexpected and some classic favorites, too — that's according to Carlos Kalmar, who spoke to a gathering of Festival friends onstage at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion.
On July 1-2, the Grant Park Music Festival welcomes conductor Charles Floyd and the Soul Children of Chicago to honor one of the city's native art forms: gospel music.
2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, a giant in music who continues to haunt, challenge and inspire composers, performers and audiences, alike. According to Encyclopedia Britannica, Ludwig van Beethoven is “widely regarded as the greatest composer who ever lived.
Classical. Blues. Gospel. House music. Jazz. Chicago is a heavy hitter within America's musical landscape. Now it's time to celebrate.