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The Grant Park Music Festival is back, and so are WFMT’s live broadcasts!
WFMT is bringing you the very best that the Grant Park Music Festival has to offer this summer, giving you a front-row ticket to the Chicago summertime institution. With live broadcasts featuring scintillating solo performances, rousing choral opuses, and beloved orchestral landmarks, WFMT is your ticket to a whole summer’s worth of great music.
There are no upcoming broadcasts at the moment.
Season Finale: Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances
August 18, 2023
Closing out the 2023 Grant Park Music Festival season with music by Modest Mussorgsky, Felix Mendelssohn, and Sergei Rachmaninoff.
Hough Plays Mendelssohn
August 16, 2023
Respected pianist Stephen Hough performs Felix Mendelssohn's 1st Piano Concerto.
Hadelich Plays Prokofiev
August 11, 2023
Star violinist Augustin Hadelich makes a return to the festival to play Prokofiev's 2nd Violin Concerto.
August 9, 2023, 8:00 pm
In a performance from June 29, 2023, Valentina Peleggi conducts music by Valerie Coleman, Camille Saint-Saëns, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Stewart Goodyear appears.
The Pines of Rome
August 4, 2023
The exciting and innovative Eric Jacobsen makes his Grant Park Music Festival debut.
Pictures at an Exhibition
July 19, 2023
Ken-David Masur — music director of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and principal conductor of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago — takes the Millennium Park stage.
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto 1
July 12, 2023
Pianist Joyce Yang, a 2023 artist-in-residence for the festival, joins conductor Gemma New to perform Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1.
An American Salute: Rhapsody in Blue
July 5, 2023
Michelle Cann returns to Pritzker Pavilion as soloist in George Gershwin’s dazzling Rhapsody in Blue.
Beethoven Violin Concerto
June 28, 2023
Fast-rising violinist Stefan Jackiw joins guest conductor Jordan de Souza to perform Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, in a program that also features music by Leonard Bernstein and William Grant Still.
Brahms Academic Festival Overture
June 21, 2023
Xavier Foley joins the Grant Park Orchestra to perform an indispensable work of double bass repertoire by Nino Rota.
Season Premiere: Schumann Symphony No. 4
June 14, 2023
Kicking off the 2023 Grant Park Music Festival season with music by Schumann, Muczynski, and Saint-Saëns.
Season Finale: Haydn Creation
August 19, 2022
For the conclusion of the Grant Park Music Festival's 2022 season, Carlos Kalmar conducts an acclaimed roster of soloists: tenor Duke Kim, bass Douglas Williams, and soprano Maeve Högland.
Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty
August 17, 2022
Tchaikovsky's Suite from Sleeping Beauty headlines an evening of music inspired by fairy tales.
Franck Symphony in D Minor
August 10, 2022
Carlos Kalmar welcomes Marina Piccinini for a world-premiere performance of Christopher Theofanidis' Flute Concerto.
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique
August 5, 2022
Carlos Kalmar welcomes accomplished pianist Andreas Haefliger to perform Ravel's Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, before we hear Berlioz's crowning opus, the Symphony fantastique.
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2
July 22, 2022
It's the ultimate 20th-century two-fer as Markus Stenz conducts Rachmaninoff's beloved Piano Concerto No. 2 and Bartók's sassy Concerto for Orchestra.
Dvořák Symphony No. 8
July 20, 2022
Rising star Jonathon Heyward makes his Grant Park Music Festival debut conducting the exhilarating Symphony No. 8 by Antonín Dvořák.
Haydn Drum Roll Symphony
July 13, 2022
Chicago-based percussionist She-e Wu joins guest conductor David Chan for the multihued Percussion Concerto by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon.
Independence Day Salute
July 4, 2022
Festival chorus director Christopher Bell takes to the podium for a rousing concert of patriotic highlights by John Williams, William Grant Still, Aaron Copland, Glenn Miller, and John Philip Sousa.