Chicago Summer Concerts, Events, Festivals, and More for 2023 (Updated 7/17/23)

Chicago abounds with exciting activities, concerts, exhibitions, and more. Here are some ideas to make sure your summer is filled with art and music!

The Four Seasons with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Vadim Gluzman

Renowned Chicago-area violinist Vadim Gluzman joins the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra to perform Vivaldi’s landmark Four Seasons in this performance from August 2022.

The March to Liberation

A celebration of rich and diverse Black musical heritages.

Juneteenth: Remembrance and Celebration

A special program commemorating the emancipation of enslaved Black Americans

LIVE | Louis Auxenfans, 18, clarinet

Introductions welcomes a return guest for a full clarinet recital: Louis Auxenfans of Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood.

Bach’s Top 10 Works

Bach wrote a lot of music! Here’s where to start…

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Art: Music, Dance, Poetry, and more

On this Martin Luther King, Jr. day, we’ve compiled an assortment of multimedia tributes — music, visual arts, poetry, and dance — to the monumental Civil Rights leader.

Prokofiev, Hahn, Lang Lang Headline CSO’s 2021-22 Return To Stage

The CSO announces an array of concerts from September to January.