In the Spotlight

January 07, 2020

Thinking about a Family Get-together? 

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

January 07, 2020

Rachel barton pine: A True Pioneer 

There are certain works that live in the violinist's DNA. For Rachel Barton Pine, this is only the beginning. more

January 07, 2020

chicago proud: inside the Year of Chicago music 

Classical. Blues. Gospel. House music. Jazz. Chicago is a heavy hitter within America's musical landscape. Now it's time to celebrate. more

August 06, 2019

The Stunning sounds of the Grant Park Chorus 

There's nothing quite like the unexpected brilliance of an outdoor performance, when music and song soar beyond the concert space and can be heard throughout the city. more

July 30, 2019

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.   more

July 20, 2019

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. more

July 15, 2019

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.  more

July 15, 2019

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.  more

July 15, 2019

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. Kondonassis’ extensive discography includes twenty titles and her 2008 release, Air, was nominated for a Grammy Award. Her latest album, Ginastera: One Hundred, celebrates Ginastera's 2016 centennial. Kondonassis will perform Ginastera’s Harp Concerto with the Grant Park Orchestra, led by guest conductor Emmanuel Villaume, on Wednesday, July 17, at 6:30 p.m. This concert will also be broadcast live on 98.7WFMT and streamed live at wfmt.com. more