Best of the Grant Park Music Festival

Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
Grant Park Music Festival

Revisiting the best performances of the Grant Park Music Festival

Join us for a 10-week series of highlights from the Grant Park Music Festival, many of them under the leadership of music director Carlos Kalmar, performed at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. WFMT is collaborating with the GPMF on the selections to be replayed.

Mozart’s ‘Jupiter Symphony’

July 8, 2020

Carlos Kalmar conducts this program, which also features Nielsen’s Flute Concerto.

Beethoven Violin Concerto

July 15, 2020

James Ehnes takes the stage for a performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. Carlos Kalmar conducts.

Pianist Conrad Tao

July 22, 2020

The rising pianist takes the Pritzker Pavilion stage to perform Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2.

Latin Nights

July 29, 2020

Guitar virtuoso Pablo Sáinz Villegas joins Carlos Kalmar and the Grant Park Orchestra for a performance of Rodrigo’s Fantasia para un gentilhombre.

100 Years of Empowerment

August 5, 2020

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, the Grant Park Music Festival presents a program of music composed by women, featuring Clara Schumann, Jennifer Higdon, Chicago composer Stacy Garrop, and more.

Mahler ‘Resurrection Symphony’

August 12, 2020

2020 season finale: The Grant Park Music Festival’s 2019 season came to a close with Mahler’s colossal Symphony No. 2. Soprano Amanda Majeski and mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges joined Carlos Kalmar and the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus for this performance of the Resurrection Symphony.