The Grant Park Music Festival is an annual ten-week concert that is held in Chicago, Illinois. Visitors in a luxury car rental Chicago can enjoy performances by the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra as well as the Grant Park Chorus and numerous other guest performers and conductors. The Grant Park Music Festival is the nation’s only free, outdoor classical music concert. The Music festival began in 1931 and is housed in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in the Millennium Park section of Grant Park n the Loop community area of Chicago.
The Grant Park Orchestra and Grant Park Chorus
The Grant Park Orchestra originated in 1943, assembled by the Chicago Park District under the direction of Principal Conductor Nicolai Malko. Other conductors that visitors in luxury car rental Chicago may have seen over the years include Irwin Hoffman, Leonard Slatkin, David Zinman, Zdnek Macal, and Hugh Wolff. The Grant Park Orchestra was also nominated for a Grammy award in 2004 for its CD Robert Kurka: Symphonic Works. When visiting the Grant Park Music Festival, guests in a luxury car rental Chicago can also experience The Grant Park Chorus. The Grand Park Chorus was formed in 1962 and is composed of 100 members. Christopher Bell is the current chorus director.
Music Visitors in a luxury car rental Chicago Will Enjoy
When visiting the Grant Park Music Festival, travelers in a luxury car rental Chicago will be able to attend performances by the Grand Park Orchestra and Chorus, as well as appearances from guest performers from around the world. The 2011 season runs from June 15 to August 20 with performances taking place Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:30 PM and Saturdays at 7:30 PM. This season guests in a luxury car rental Chicago will be able to view the talent of artist’s such as French Pianist Jean-Philippe Collard, Jazz Violinist Regina Carter, classical guitar legend David Russell and the Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki. Choral Performances at the Grant Park Music Festival include works such as Lobgesang, Song of the earth, Chichester Psalms, Requiem, Kullervo and many more. Guest vocalists include Christian Elsner, Michael Fabiano, Kyle Ketelsen, Alexandra Petersamer, Johanna Rusanen, Ville Rusanen, and Amber Wagner. Visitors in a luxury car rental Chicago will also receive an entertaining night of Broadway with opera scenes from singers of the Lyric Opera’s Ryan Opera Center.
Become a Member!
If visitors in a luxury car rental Chicago are interested in becoming a member of the Grant Mark Music Festival they can call 312-742-7647. With the membership, guests in a luxury car rental Chicago will be able to sit t the front to enjoy the classical concerts. Memberships are incredibly important in keeping the Grant Park Music Festival tradition alive. Guests in a luxury car rental Chicago can choose from Purple, Blue, Green, Orange, or Yellow Memberships. The Purple Circle costs $140,, Blue $725, Green $450, Orange $235, and Yellow $135. Memberships offer numerous benefits such as having your name listed in the Festival Program, your own reserved seat for any concert, weekly program notes, discounts on Festival merchandise and much more!
Support the Festival
If travelers in a luxury car rental Chicago are interested in making a donation to the Grant Park Music Festival, they can do so by visiting the website at http://grantparkmusicfestival.com. More than 50% of the Festival’s operating expenses are covered through donations, so generous contributions are greatly appreciated. These passionate supporters are what make the Grant Park Music Festival possible. Last year, more than 250,000 people experienced live music in Millennium Park, with another million tuning in on their radio and more than 50 free open rehearsals were also available.
For more information about the Grant Park Music Festival, visitors in a luxury car rental Chicago should visithttp://grantparkmusicfestival.com or call 312-742-7638.