Various dates and times
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.
Schubert Symphony No. 3
Carlos Kalmar conducts the Grant Park Orchestra in a program featuring flutist Adam Walker.
Independence Day Salute
Christopher Bell leads the Festival’s annual Independence Day tradition, featuring an evening of patriotic favorites, plus George Gershwin’s triumphant Rhapsody in Blue featuring pianist Emily Bear.
Music of the Silver Screen
Guest conductor Vinay Parameswaran leads the Grant Park Orchestra in favorites from An American in Paris, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Citizen Kane, Ben Hur and more
Beethoven Symphony No. 2
Roderick Cox, guest conductor, leads the Grant Park Orchestra in a performance that features Jeremy Black, violin; Walter Haman, cello; Eric Hall, bassoon; and Nathan Mills, oboe.
Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2
Guest conductor Gemma New leads the Grant Park Orchestra in a performance of Piano Concerto No. 2, by Liszt featuring pianist Kirill Gerstein.
Tchaikovsky “Romeo and Juliet”
Carlos Kalmar conducts the Grant Park Orchestra in an evening of opera highlights.
Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1
Carlos Kalmar conducts the Grant Park Orchestra and pianist George Li in a program of works by Vincent and Chopin.
Carmina Burana, Closing Night
Carlos Kalmar leads the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus; Claire de Sevigne, soprano; Michael Maniaci, counter tenor; John Brancy, baritone; members of the Anima – Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus.