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List: Free Summer Concerts in Millennium Park’s Pritzker Pavilion

2017 Chicago Blues Festival in Millennium Park (Photo credit: City of Chicago, DCASE)2017 Chicago Blues Festival in Millennium Park (Photo credit: City of Chicago, DCASE)

The annual Grant Park Music Festival kicks off its 10-week series Wednesday, June 13.

The free concert series is just one way to see music under the stars this summer in Millennium Park’s Pritzker Pavilion. (You can also watch movies under the stars there through Aug. 21; and work up a sweat under the sun through Sept. 1.)

Below, a list of every concert taking place at Pritzker Pavilion this summer. All concerts below are free.

June Jump to: July | August | September

June 13 (6:30 p.m. Wednesday): Grant Park Music Festival opening night – Haydn and Walton (Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus; Carlos Kalmar, Principal Conductor; Christopher Bell, Chorus Director; Dashon Burton, Baritone)

June 15 (6:30 p.m. Friday): Grant Park Music Festival – Mozart Violin Concerto (Grant Park Orchestra; Carlos Kalmar, Principal Conductor; William Hagen, Violin)

June 16 (7:30 p.m. Saturday): Grant Park Music Festival – Haydn and Walton (Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus; Carlos Kalmar, Principal Conductor; Christopher Bell, Chorus Director; Dashon Burton, Baritone)

June 18 (6:30 p.m. Monday): Millennium Park Summer Music Series – Lean On Me: José James Celebrates Bill Withers | Kahil El'Zabar Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

June 20 (6:30 p.m. Wednesday): Grant Park Music Festival – Bernstein, Brahms and a World Premiere by Êriks Ešenvalds (Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus; Carlos Kalmar, Principal Conductor; Christopher Bell, Chorus Director)

June 21 (6:30 p.m. Thursday): Millennium Park Summer Music Series – The Aces | The New Respects

June 22 (6:30 p.m. Friday): Grant Park Music Festival – Bernstein, Brahms and a World Premiere by Êriks Ešenvalds (Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus; Carlos Kalmar, Principal Conductor; Christopher Bell, Chorus Director)

June 23 (7:30 p.m. Saturday): Grant Park Music Festival – Rachmanivov Piano Concerto No. 3 (Grant Park Orchestra; Carlos Kalmar, Principal Conductor; Natasha Paremski, Piano)

June 24 (4 p.m. Sunday): Chicago Mariachi Festival – Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán, Mariachi Herencia de México, Mariachi Aztlán of the University of Texas-Río Grande Valley

June 27 (6:30 p.m. Wednesday): Grant Park Music Festival – Schubert Symphony No. 3 (Grant Park Orchestra; Carlos Kalmar, Principal Conductor; Adam Walker, Flute)

June 28 (6:30 p.m. Thursday): Millennium Park Summer Music Series – Sons of Kemet | Melissa Laveaux

June 29 (6:30 p.m. Friday): Grant Park Music Festival – Dvoràk Cello Concerto (Grant Park Orchestra; Carlos Kalmar, Principal Conductor; Johannes Moser, Cello)

June 30 (7:30 p.m. Saturday): Grant Park Music Festival – Dvoràk Cello Concerto (Grant Park Orchestra; Carlos Kalmar, Principal Conductor; Johannes Moser, Cello)

July Jump to: June | August | September

July 4 (6:30 p.m. Wednesday): Grant Park Music Festival – Independence Day Salute (Grant Park Orchestra; Christopher Bell, Conductor; Emily Bear, Piano)

July 6 (6:30 p.m. Friday): Grant Park Music Festival – Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 (Grant Park Orchestra; Dennis Russell Davies, Guest Conductor; Kelley O'Connor, Mezzo Soprano)

July 7 (7:30 p.m. Friday): Grant Park Music Festival – Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 (Grant Park Orchestra; Dennis Russell Davies, Guest Conductor; Kelley O'Connor, Mezzo Soprano)

July 11 (8 p.m. Wednesday): Grant Park Music Festival – Music of the Silver Screen: An American in Paris and More (Grant Park Orchestra; Vinay Parameswaran, Guest Conductor)

July 13 (8 p.m. Friday): Grant Park Music Festival – I Could Have Danced All Night: Broadway's Lerner and Loewe (Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus; Christopher Bell, Chorus Director; Kevin Stites, Guest Conductor; Sierra Boggess, Soprano; Ryan Silverman, Tenor; Ben Crawford, Baritone)

July 14 (8 p.m. Saturday): Grant Park Music Festival – I Could Have Danced All Night: Broadway's Lerner and Loewe (Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus; Christopher Bell, Chorus Director; Kevin Stites, Guest Conductor; Sierra Boggess, Soprano; Ryan Silverman, Tenor; Ben Crawford, Baritone)

July 16 (6:30 p.m. Monday): “Hope in Action: Celebrating Nelson Mandela's Centennial” – Chicago Jazz Philharmonic (Dee Alexander, Ron OJ Parsons, CJP’s Jazz Academy Youth Choir)

July 18 (6:30 p.m. Wednesday): Grant Park Music Festival – Beethoven Symphony No. 2 (Grant Park Orchestra; Roderick Cox, Guest Conductor; Jeremy Black, Violin; Eric Hall, Bassoon; Walter Haman, Cello; Nathan Mills, Oboe)

July 19 (6:30 p.m. Thursday): Millennium Park Summer Music Series – Anoushka Shankar | Hollie Cook

July 20 (6:30 p.m. Friday): Grant Park Music Festival – Barber Violin Concerto (Grant Park Orchestra; Markus Stenz, Guest Conductor; Paul Huang, Violin)

July 21 (7:30 p.m. Saturday): Grant Park Music Festival – Barber Violin Concerto (Grant Park Orchestra; Markus Stenz, Guest Conductor; Paul Huang, Violin)

July 25 (6:30 p.m. Wednesday): Grant Park Music Festival – Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2 (Grant Park Orchestra; Gemma New, Guest Conductor; Kirill Gerstein, Piano)

July 26 (6:30 p.m. Thursday): Millennium Park Summer Music Series – The Kingston All Stars featuring Sister Nancy | Funkadesi

July 27 (6:30 p.m. Friday): Grant Park Music Festival – Mendelssohn Scottish Symphony (Grant Park Orchestra; David Danzmayr, Guest Conductor; Colin Currie, Percussion)

July 28 (7:30 p.m. Saturday): Grant Park Music Festival – Mendelssohn Scottish Symphony (Grant Park Orchestra; David Danzmayr, Guest Conductor; Colin Currie, Percussion)

July 30 (6:30 p.m. Monday): Millennium Park Summer Music Series – Aimee Mann | This Is The Kit

August Jump to: June | July | September

Aug. 1 (6:30 p.m. Wednesday): Grant Park Music Festival – Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet (Grant Park Orchestra; Carlos Kalmar, Principal Conductor)

Aug. 6 (6:30 p.m. Monday): Millennium Park Summer Music Series – Bahamas | Bad Bad Hats

Aug. 8 (6:30 p.m. Wednesday): Grant Park Music Festival – Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1 (Grant Park Orchestra; Carlos Kalmar, Principal Conductor; George Lin, Piano)

Aug. 10 (6:30 p.m. Friday): Grant Park Music Festival – Prokofiev and Vaughan Williams (Grant Park Orchestra; Carlos Kalmar, Principal Conductor; Pablo Ferrández, Cello)

Aug. 11 (7:30 p.m. Saturday): Grant Park Music Festival – Prokofiev and Vaughan Williams (Grant Park Orchestra; Carlos Kalmar, Principal Conductor; Pablo Ferrández, Cello)

Aug. 12 (6:30 p.m. Sunday): Millennium Park Summer Music Series – Whitney | NE-HI

Aug. 13 (6:15 p.m. Monday): Broadway in Chicago Summer Concert – “Dear Evan Hansen,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Roald Dahl’s Charlie And The Chocolate Factory,” “Miss Saigon” and more.

Aug. 15 (6:30 p.m. Wednesday): Grant Park Music Festival – Ryan Opera Center: The Old Maid and the Thief (Grant Park Orchestra; Carlos Kalmar, Principal Conductor; Artists Of The Patrick E. And Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center)

Aug. 16 (6:30 p.m. Thursday): Millennium Park Summer Music Series – The Sea and Cake | Moonrise Nation

Aug. 17 (6:30 p.m. Friday): Grant Park Music Festival – Carmina Burana (Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus; Carlos Kalmar, Principal Conductor; Benjamin Rivera, Guest Chorus Director; Claire De Sevigne, Soprano; Michael Maniaci, Counter Tenor; James Westman, Baritone; Members Of The Anima - Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus)

Aug. 18 (7:30 p.m. Saturday): Grant Park Music Festival – Carmina Burana (Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus; Carlos Kalmar, Principal Conductor; Benjamin Rivera, Guest Chorus Director; Claire De Sevigne, Soprano; Michael Maniaci, Counter Tenor; James Westman, Baritone; Members Of The Anima - Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus)

Aug. 25 (noon-9 p.m. Saturday): Chicago SummerDance Celebration – Chicago-based dance groups presenting debut performances of original work

Aug. 29 (6:30 p.m. Wednesday): “Chicago Legends and Lions” – Chicago Jazz Philharmonic kicks off the Chicago Jazz Festival’s Millennium Park program

Aug. 30 (5:25-9 p.m. Thursday): Chicago Jazz Festival – Nicole Mitchell’s Mandorla Awakening, Kurt Elling featuring Marquis Hill and Jeff “Tain” Watts

Aug. 31 (3:45-9 p.m. Friday): Chicago Jazz Festival – Louis Hayes Sextet: “Seranade for Horace,” Dianne Reeves

September Jump to: June | July | August

Sept. 1 (3:45-9 p.m. Saturday): Chicago Jazz Festival – Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, Ramsey Lewis

Sept. 2 (3:45-9 p.m. Sunday): Chicago Jazz Festival – Charles McPherson and Barry Harris Quartet, Maceo Parker

Sept. 7 (7:30 p.m. Friday): Stars of Lyric Opera – Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus


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