Announcing: Grant Park Music Festival Broadcasts 2024


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Dusk at a Grant Park Music Festival concert at Chicago’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion (Photo: Norman Timonera)

Summertime is nearly here, which means it's time for a season of enriching open-air Millennium Park concerts from the Grant Park Music Festival!

We previously brought you the full lineup for the festival's 90th anniversary year, and now, we are pleased to announce the ten concerts that WFMT will broadcast from Pritzker Pavilion. From world premieres to war horses, the exciting slate of concerts has something for everyone.

Peruse the programs below!

Alban Gerhardt smiling holding a cello against a graffiti-laden urban backdrop
June 12, 6:30pm

Opening Night: Dvořák Cello Concerto

Alban Gerhardt plays Dvořák's deeply moving Cello Concerto, and we hear works by Britten and Clyne.

in a multicolored polka dot blouse and a black skirt, Karen Slack poses against a pink background
June 19, 6:30pm

Songs of Freedom

Music and the struggle for freedom go hand in hand. The program pairs Beethoven overtures with two works championing freedom and social justice in our own country.

Ludovic Morlot, seated, wears a dark knit short sleeve shirt and grins against a studio backdrop
June 26, 6:30pm

Haydn London Symphony

Under the baton of audience-favorite conductor Ludovic Morlot.

Christopher Bell
July 4, 6:30pm

Independence Day Salute

A glorious summer tradition; the Grant Park Orchestra presents Leonard Bernstein, John Williams, John Philip Sousa, and more.

Giancarlo Guerrero
July 10, 6:30pm

Shostakovich Symphony No. 5

Conducted by Nashville music director Giancarlo Guerrero.

Clayton Stephenson, piano
July 17, 6:30pm

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

It's an evening of tributes, with brilliant composers borrowing tunes by other brilliant composers to cast a spell of musical delights.

Eric Jacobsen
July 24, 6:30pm

Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony

Beethoven's Fifth Symphony is a thriller and a longtime audience favorite.

August 2, 6:30pm

Bruckner Symphony No. 4

Plus Sibelius' hauntingly beautiful Swan of Tuonela and the suite from Janáček's piquant opera The Cunning Little Vixen.

the GRant Park Orchestra performs on the striking Pritzker Pavilion stage to a full audience
August 7, 6:30pm

Mozart Jupiter Symphony

And hear Copland's quintessential Appalachian Spring..

Jane Archibald looks into the distance in a lavish red wrap
August 16, 6:30pm

Mahler Symphony No. 8

Gustav Mahler's epic work closes out the season with a star-studded cast of vocalists.