Grant Park Orchestral Association Grant Park Music Festival
Grants to Grant Park Orchestral Association Grant Park Music Festival
2012 (Duration 5 years)
Arts & Culture in Chicago
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — This grant provides renewed support for the production of the Grant Park Music Festival, the nation's largest and only free outdoor summer classical music series. Each year approximately 315,000 people attend to hear the Grammy-nominated Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus perform a ten-week season of musical programs at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. The Festival presents a broad repertoire of classical, contemporary, operatic, dance, and world music in 30 free performances. The Festival draws a socioeconomically and geographically diverse audience to its live concerts and also offers a range of community education and outreach programs intended to make classical music more accessible to the general public.
The MacArthur Foundation awarded Grant Park Orchestral Association Grant Park Music Festival $262,500 between 2010 and 2013.