Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
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.
Season Premiere: Schumann Symphony No. 4
Kicking off the 2023 Grant Park Music Festival season with music by Schumann, Muczynski, and Saint-Saëns.
Brahms Academic Festival Overture
Xavier Foley joins the Grant Park Orchestra to perform an indispensable work of double bass repertoire by Nino Rota.
Beethoven Violin Concerto
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.
An American Salute: Rhapsody in Blue
Michelle Cann returns to Pritzker Pavilion as soloist in George Gershwin’s dazzling Rhapsody in Blue.
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto 1
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.
Pictures at an Exhibition
Ken-David Masur — music director of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and principal conductor of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago — takes the Millennium Park stage.
The Pines of Rome
The exciting and innovative Eric Jacobsen makes his Grant Park Music Festival debut.
Hadelich Plays Prokofiev
Star violinist Augustin Hadelich makes a return to the festival to play Prokofiev's 2nd Violin Concerto.
Hough Plays Mendelssohn
Respected pianist Stephen Hough performs Felix Mendelssohn's 1st Piano Concerto.
Season Finale: Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances
Closing out the 2023 Grant Park Music Festival season with music by Modest Mussorgsky, Felix Mendelssohn, and Sergei Rachmaninoff.