Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
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’
Carlos Kalmar conducts this program, which also features Nielsen’s Flute Concerto.
Beethoven Violin Concerto
James Ehnes takes the stage for a performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. Carlos Kalmar conducts.
Pianist Conrad Tao
The rising pianist takes the Pritzker Pavilion stage to perform Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2.
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
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’
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.