The Grant Park Music Festival continues throughout August to bring beautiful music to the outdoors near your Chicago home. A traditional community exploration of sound, the Grant Park Music Festival in Millennium Park is now in its 78th year. This year, Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar and Chorus Director Christopher Bell continue to lead the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus in a collection of classic favorites for all ages. Beautiful music like this is a special treat for families who live in Chicago, so make sure you join in the cultural experience!
This Wednesday, August 1st at 6:30 p.m., you and your family can enjoy a musical journey of adventure combining Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov with local Chicago composer John Alden Carpenter’s music.
The following Wednesday, August 8th at 6:30 p.m., you can experience the German music history featuring Brahm’s Double Concerto and other 19th century composers along with violinist Christian Tetzlaff and cellist Tanja Tetzlaff.
Haydn’s works will be performed on Friday, August 10th at 6:30 pm and Saturday, August 11th at 7:30 p.m., and this year’s season in the park will end with the exciting and haunting music of Dvorak on Friday, August 17th at 6:30 pm and Saturday, August 18th at 7:30 p.m.
To find out more about these and additional free concerts in Chicago, please visit Explore Chicago.