The Grant Park Music Festival in Millennium Park is the first concert series of it's kind. Everyone in Chicago is encouraged to come enjoy this free, outdoor, classical music festival.
For several weeks, the Grant Park Music Festival will be taking over Millennium Park. There will be a series of concerts and rehearsals that will please the ears of everyone in the park.
When is the Grant Park Music Festival?
It lasts 10 weeks with a culminating final performance to take place on Saturday, August 22nd. Guests are able to view a variety of performances throughout the week. A schedule for the entire 2015 season can be found on their website.
Where is the Grant Park Music Festival?
Contrary to it's name, this music festival will not be taking place at Grant Park.
All of the performances will take place at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion located in Millennium Park. This is a marvelous band shell that is known for it's extraordinary acoustics, making it the ideal performance location for this series.
Who is Performing at the Grant Park Music Festival?
Many great performances have graced Millennium Park with their music, but there are a few more that guests can look forward to.
- Grant Park Chorus and 4 guest soloists will perform Haydn's Harmoniemesse on Friday, August 7th at 8pm and Saturday, August 8th at 9:30pm.
- Kurt Elling will be joined by the Grant Park Orchestra on Wednesday, August 12th at 6:30pm.
- Award-winning pianist Natasha Paremski will perform on Friday, August 14th at 6:30pm and Saturday, August 15th at 7:30pm.
- Erin Wall and other vocalists will join the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus to perform Elgar's epic oratorio The Kingdom. These performances will take place on Friday, August 21st at 6:30pm and Saturday, August 22nd at 7:30 and will celebrate the culmination of this wonderful music series.
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