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Concertmaster Jeremy Black's Top Picks for Summer
Behind the Scenes

Concertmaster Jeremy Black's Top Picks for Summer

When Jeremy Black's friends asked which concerts to see this summer, he created a Choose Your Own package that included some of his favorite music and guest artists.

Live From WFMT
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Live From WFMT

Listen to select Festival concerts on 98.7WFMT throughout the summer.

2018 Year of Creative Youth
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2018 Year of Creative Youth

When you get to Millennium Park early on a Friday night this summer, be sure to check out the performers at the front of the Great Lawn.

City Announces Updated Security Plan for Millennium Park
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City Announces Updated Security Plan for Millennium Park

Beginning in May and running through September, the City of Chicago and the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) will be implementing a new security perimeter and bag check policy for all concerts at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion.

An Epic Season Finale: Carmina Burana
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An Epic Season Finale: Carmina Burana

The fully orchestrated version of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana will return to the Grant Park Music Festival for the first time since 2006.

Marlea Simpson Returns to Chicago
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Marlea Simpson Returns to Chicago

Last month, Festival Impresario members were treated to a performance on the stage of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion by the accomplished violist, Marlea Simpson, the youngest member of the Grant Park Orchestra.

Behind the Scenes

On Being a Festival Docent

This year I begin my 13th season as a Grant Park Music Festival docent and I can say, “I have loved every minute!”

2017 Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit
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2017 Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit

Four hundred of Chicago's civic leaders and cultural elite gathered for a festive evening of musical entertainment in support of our city's cultural gem--the Grant Park Music Festival.