Grant Park Music Festival at Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park (July 3, 2015)

Welcome to the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, one of Chicago’s best venues. Tonight the Grant Park Orchestra is playing Schumann’s Renish Symphony as part of the Grant Park Music Festival. The festival used to take place at the Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park, hence the name. It is an expertly crafted night of classical music by a stage full of excellent talent. All the men are wearing white suit coats and black pants and the ladies are wearing white shirts with black pants or dresses. They all look fabulous. During their open rehearsals, which take place in the middle of the day, you see these usually dolled up performers dressed casually. It is an interesting experience as it is rare to see classical music played without formal attire.Tonight’s performance is conducted by Carlos Kalmar featuring cello soloist, Tanja Tetzlaff. Overall, it is a fantastic evening of music by a Chicago institution that showcases what this world class city has to offer.

Quinn Delaney

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