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Thinking About a Family Gathering?
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Thinking About a Family Gathering?

Unique in its ability to move young and old, music is—and always has been—the perfect family entertainment.

Acclaimed Violinist Vadim Gluzman Comes Home
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Acclaimed Violinist Vadim Gluzman Comes Home

This August, world-renowned violinist Vadim Gluzman will step off his international tour and return to the Grant Park Music Festival on August 2 and 3 to perform Leonard Bernstein’s Serenade. The concert takes place at the intimate Harris Theater, with Carlos Kalmar conducting. 

Piano Virtuoso Conrad Tao Returns Home
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Piano Virtuoso Conrad Tao Returns Home

An Illinois native and former student of the Music Institute of Chicago's late, legendary faculty member Emilio del Rosario, award-winning Chinese American pianist Conrad Tao returns to the Pritzker Pavilion to perform Shostakovich’s delightful Piano Concerto No. 2 on Wednesday, July 31 at 6:30 p.m.

Internationally Acclaimed Harpist Yolanda Kondonassis
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Internationally Acclaimed Harpist Yolanda Kondonassis

Yolanda Kondonassis is celebrated as one of the world’s premiere solo harpists and is today’s most recorded classical harpist. Her many albums have earned universal critical praise as she continues to be a pioneering force in the harp world, striving to push the boundaries of what listeners expect of the harp.

Piano Virtuoso Stephen Hough Returns
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Piano Virtuoso Stephen Hough Returns

It is with great delight that we welcome the return of polymath, piano virtuoso, and Grant Park Music Festival favorite Stephen Hough for two nights of concerts, performing Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 led by British conductor Martyn Brabbins in his Festival debut on Friday July 19 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday July 20 at 7:30 p.m. 

Grant Park Chorus in the Parks
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Grant Park Chorus in the Parks

Join the Grant Park Chorus for an evening of a cappella works, as we go off campus to two of the city's cultural hubs: the Columbus Park Refectory (July 18) and South Shore Cultural Center (July 22). Celebrating the legacy of music written by women, Festival Chorus Director Christopher Bell leads the Grant Park Chorus in performances of works by Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, and the world premiere of Hands by composer Lori Laitman. 

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.