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The season will be the first following the departure of Riccardo Muti as music director. But the maestro will be close at hand as he continues his association with the CSO.
Without the Grant Park Music Festival, summer in Chicago simply wouldn’t be … summer in Chicago.
The season begins on June 15 with artistic director and principal conductor Carlos Kalmar leading music of Mozart, Wagner, and Price.
It’s been a strange, difficult year for the music world, which is all the more reason to celebrate musical excellence.
See what’s in store for the Grant Park Music Festival 2020 season.
Judy Garland introduced “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” in The Wizard of Oz, and she sang it for the rest of her life. Operatic soprano Renata Scotto used it as her signature encore at solo recitals. And more recently, and very memorably, Ariana Grande sang it to end One Love Manchester, her benefit for the victims of terrorism in the British …