Head to Millennium Park early for a free weekly pre-concert Young Artists Showcase
When: Every Friday 5:30PM, June-17-Aug 19, 2016. Full schedule below.
Where: Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E Randolph St, 312 742-1168. More info here or 312-742-7638.
Each Friday at 5:30PM, before the Grant Park Orchestra takes the stage, the Festival presents performances by students of local music schools and summer music programs. Groups ranging from small chamber ensembles to larger orchestras and bands are able to gain broader visibility by performing for Festival audiences. Grant Park Orchestra Free Concert Schedule
In 2013, the Festival hosted over 100 young students from the Merit School of Music, Chicago High School for the Arts, Chicago Youth Symphony, and two El Sistema programs: YOURS Project at the People’s Music School and the Chicago Metamorphosis Orchestra Project.
2016 Young Artists Showcase Schedule
June 17: CYSO Woodwind Quintet
June 24: Merit School of Music Suzuki Strings
July 1: TBD
July 15: Students from People’s Music School
July 22: Chicago Metamorphosis Orchestra Project (ChiMOP)
August 5: CYSO Steel Pan Orchestra
August 12: Students from Chicago’s New Music School
August 19: Chicago Mariachi Project