Grant Park Music Festival

Various dates and times
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.

Schubert Symphony No. 3

June 27, 2018

Carlos Kalmar conducts the Grant Park Orchestra in a program featuring flutist Adam Walker.

Independence Day Salute

July 4, 2018

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

July 11, 2018

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

July 18, 2018

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

July 25, 2018

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”

August 1, 2018

Carlos Kalmar conducts the Grant Park Orchestra in an evening of opera highlights.

Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1

August 8, 2018

Carlos Kalmar conducts the Grant Park Orchestra and pianist George Li in a program of works by Vincent and Chopin.

Carmina Burana, Closing Night

August 17, 2018

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.