In the Spotlight

March 19, 2020

A Note To Chicago 

These past few weeks have been a powerful reminder of just how connected we are . . .  more

March 02, 2020

Chorus Auditions: "Next, Please!" 

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. more

March 02, 2020

A Conversation with Composer Judith Weir 

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.  more

March 02, 2020

Building Tomorrow's Orchestra 

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. more

February 04, 2020

Carlos Kalmar Previews Summer 2020 

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. more

February 03, 2020

The Birth of Gospel: A Chicago Tradition 

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. more

January 28, 2020

Beethoven: A Musical Behemoth 

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. more

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