Lyric Opera of Chicago’s annual free concert in Millennium Park is a golden opportunity to hear a preview of Lyric’s upcoming season, as well as operatic gems from seasons past. This year’s concert will take place in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion on September 6.
The 2014 Chicago Jazz Festival runs from August 28-31 at Millennium Park and the Chicago Cultural Center. Headliners include Terence Blanchard, Rufus Reid, Gary Burton, Dave Holland, Cécile McLorin Salvant and the Sun Ra Arkestra.
Conductor Carlos Kalmar and the Grant Park Orchestra expertly navigated 'The Legend of the Northern Lights' on Saturday night, bringing a crystal clarity to even the most demanding passages. This outstanding new work by Christopher Theofanidis was also performed at Millennium Park on August 8.
'The Legend of the Northern Lights,' an unusual work by Christopher Theofanidis that combines music with stunning imagery of the aurora borealis, will be presented at the Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago on August 8 and 9.
Ravinia has unveiled the newest addition to its sculpture collection, a monumental painted stainless-steel figure by celebrated Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensa. Titled "Silent Music," the 2012 sculpture was inspired by Plensa’s musical experiences as a child growing up in Barcelona.
Accordionist and composer Michael Ward-Bergeman will join eighth blackbird for a program of music influenced by folk songs at Chicago’s Millennium Park on Thursday, June 19.
Third Coast Percussion will perform music of Augusta Read Thomas, David Skidmore and other Chicago composers at Millennium Park on Thursday evening, on the same program as grit pop band Ghost Beach.
UPDATE: The concert is streaming live at www.cso.org/verdi and on the CSO's Facebook page.
This season of notable composer anniversaries continues with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's tribute to Verdi's 200th anniversary over the next four weeks, starting with their season-opening concert at Symphony Center on Thursday.
On September 7, Lyric Opera of Chicago will present its annual gift to the city, a free outdoor concert at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.
You can still hear eighth blackbird before they fly the Chicago coop. The Grammy-winning new music group will present a program dominated by Chicago-area composers on Wednesday, August 28 at Millennium Park--including a première by Glenn Kotche, a composer more widely known as the drummer from rock band Wilco.