Grant Park Music Festival

Grant Park Music Festival

Every summer, hear Grant Park Music Festival broadcasts live from the Pritzker Pavilion.

WFMT continues a longstanding summer tradition of bringing you live concerts from the Grant Park Music Festival. Under the direction of Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar and Chorus Director Christopher Bell, the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus feature renowned guest artists and numerous collaborations with Chicago artists and cultural organizations. Concerts are broadcast from the Pritzker Pavilion in the heart of downtown Chicago.

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Beethoven Symphony No. 9

August 18, 2017

Led by conductor Carlos Kalmar and chorus director Christopher Bell, the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus come together for a performance of Brahms’s Schicksalslied and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. Featured performers include soprano Janai Brugger, mezzo-soprano Allyson McHardy, tenor Brendan Tuohy, and bass Russell Braun.

Haydn Cello Concerto

August 16, 2017

Cellist Harriet Krijgh joins the Grant Park Orchestra in a performance led by Carlos Kalmar at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago’s Millennium Park. Listen to Resphigi’s The Birds, Chadwick’s Symphonic Sketches, and Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C Major, which features Krijgh.

Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1

July 26, 2017

Led by Carlos Kalmar, the Grant Park Orchestra and pianist Stephen Hough perform at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago’s Millennium Park. Hear Kodály’s Dances of Galánta, Brahms’s Hungarian Dances Nos. 1, 3, and 6, and Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, featuring Hough.

Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto

July 19, 2017

Guest conductor Brett Mitchell and violinist Angelo Xiang Yu join the Grant Park Orchestra in a performance at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago’s Millennium Park. Listen to Bunch’s Supermaximum, Copland’s The Red Pony, and Saint-Saëns’s Violin Concerto No. 3, featuring Yu.

Haydn London Symphony

July 12, 2017

Guest conductor Fawzi Haimor leads the Grant Park Orchestra in a performance of Roustom’s Ramal, Haydn’s Symphony No. 104 “London,” and Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis live from the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago’s Millennium Park.

Independence Day Salute

July 4, 2017

Conductor Christopher Bell leads the Grant Park Orchestra in its annual Independence Day Salute, which brings patriotic favorites such as Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, and more to the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago’s Millennium Park. An encore performance will be held on Wednesday, July 5, at 6:30 pm at the South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 ...

Missa Latina

June 28, 2017

Led by guest conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya and chorus director Christopher Bell, the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus come together to perform Sierra’s Missa Latina, which features soprano Jessica Rivera as a soloist.

Stravinsky Firebird

June 23, 2017

Pianist Conrad Tao joins the Grant Park Orchestra in a performance led by Carlos Kalmar at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago’s Millennium Park. Listen to Schiff’s Infernal, Stravinsky’s The Firebird, and Khachaturian’s Piano Concerto, featuring Tao.

Opening Night: Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

June 14, 2017

The Grant Park Orchestra is joined by violinist Vadim Gluzman in a performance led by Carlos Kalmar at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago’s Millennium Park. Hear Alfvén’s Festival Overture, Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture, and Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, featuring Gluzman.

Wednesday, August 17 – Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

August 17, 2016

Carlos Kalmar, conductor Christian Tetzlaff, violin Mozart: Ballet music from Idomeneo Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor Schubert: Symphony #4