Grant Park Music Festival – Project Inclusion

August 4, 2021, 12:15 pm

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Allison Lovera and Pablo Sánchez Pazos, violins
Cole Randolph, viola
Edwardo Rios, cello

Project Inclusion is a unique artist development opportunity for singers and string players of color aimed at increasing diversity and guiding young professionals toward successful careers in music.

Each year outstanding young musicians are hand-selected by the Festival to rehearse and perform within the ranks of the Grant Park Orchestra and chorus and receive one-on-one mentoring from seasoned professionals. Performing in parks and community centers around the city, the Project Inclusion fellows serve as an integral part of the Festival’s summer lineup. They provide daily musical demonstrations within the Classical

Campers program, play in the Grant Park Orchestra and gain valuable experience in public speaking, ensemble playing, and the management of a busy music career.

Project Inclusion was the inspiration of maestro Paul Freeman, founder of Chicago Sinfonietta. The Grant Park Music Festival forged a partnership with Sinfonietta in 2013 to launch its own Project Inclusion program.

Biography courtesy of the Grant Park Music Festival website.


Prospective Dwellers, by Tomeka Reid

Quartet No. 2 in D Major, by Alexander Borodin

Allegro moderato
Finale: Andante – Vivace

Voodoo Dolls, by Jessie Montgomery