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Grant Park Music Festival

Elgar the Kingdom

The Festival’s 2015 season comes to a thrilling close with Elgar’s epic oratorio The Kingdom, featuring the Grant Park Chorus and an all-star line-up of vocalists. Grant Park Orchestra Carlos more…

Beethoven Violin Concerto

Grammy® Award-winner and violinist extraordinaire James Ehnes returns for a fiery performance of Beethoven’s exquisite Violin Concerto in what promises to be a truly stunning evening. Grant Park Orchestra Carlos more…

Strauss Ein Heldenleben

After an impressive Festival debut in 2014, the award-winning pianist Natasha Paremski returns to perform the ferociously technical Four Parables. Strauss’ monumental tone poem completes the program. Grant Park Orchestra more…

Mozart Piano Concerto

A true poet of the keyboard, Inon Barnatan presents his insightful interpretation of the shining star of Mozart’s piano repertory. The evening also includes works by George Antheil and Randall more…

Dvořák Symphony No. 6

Thomas Wilkins conducts the Sunday Symphony by the prolific William Grant Still, the “Dean of all African-American composers.” The evening concludes with Dvořák’s beautiful large-scale work, his Sixth Symphony, which more…

Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto

Guest conductor Emmanuel Villaume returns to conduct an evening of European fare. You’ll be transported by Saint-Saëns’ keyboard gem with pianist Andrew von Oeyen, along with music celebrating the cities more…

A Sondheim Celebration

Enjoy a little night music and celebrate the award-winning master of the Broadway musical, Stephen Sondheim. Led by conductor and long-time Sondheim collaborator Paul Gemignani, the Grant Park Orchestra and more…

Schumann Rhenish Symphony

Acclaimed cellist Tanja Tetzlaff returns to perform Lalo’s Cello Concerto. Schumann’s joyful and exuberant Rhenish Symphony and David Diamond’s Rounds for String Orchestra complete the program.

Beethoven Symphony No. 7

Join Carlos Kalmar and the Grant Park Orchestra for a spectacular opening night featuring Russian piano sensation, Yevgeny Sudbin, making his Festival debut. The evening concludes with Beethoven’s rhythmically charged more…