Want a wonderful lunch break downtown? Take your lunch and head to the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago’s Millennium Park where you will find free concerts and special programs on the stage at noon all summer long. From June 1 through September 30, Millennium Park will offer free concerts in jazz, world music, indie-rock, hip hop and electronica, along with family programs and open rehearsals of the acclaimed Grant Park Music Festival.
Friday, June 12 – 12:00 pm — Free Concert Grant Park Music Festival Open Rehearsal for the 5:30pm performance of Bernstein on the Waterfront — Bernstein’s celebration of urban waterfronts is paired with Shostakovich’s monumental hymn to Russian forests in a tour-de-force of music evoking nature.
If you can make it back by 5:30pm, come enjoy the free concert in the Grant Park Music festival Series. The Grant Park Music Festival is the nation’s only remaining free, outdoor classical music series. Each summer, the Festival is committed to providing free classical music to all of Chicago in its new venue — the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.
The program for the night’s performance
When : Friday, June 12, 2009, 5:30pm – 6:45pm
Open Rehearsal: Tuesday, June 9, 2009, 3:00pm – 5:30pm
Open Rehearsal: Friday, June 12, 2009, 10:00am – 12:30pm
Where: Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Who: Grant Park Orchestra And Chorus
Carlos Kalmar, Conductor
Christopher Bell, Chorus Director
John Horton Murray, Tenor
Denis Sedov, Bass
Chicago Children’s Choir
What is being performed:
Kernis: Too Hot Toccata
Bernstein: On the Waterfront: Symphonic Suite
Shostakovich: Song of the Forests, op. 81
Learn more about the Grant Park Music Festival.
Other free lunchbreak concerts:
Saturday, June 13 – Prospects
Sunday, June 14 – Lisa DeRosia
Monday, June 15 – Pit Er Pat
Tuesday, June 16 – Grant Park Music Festival Open Rehearsal
Wednesday, June 17 – Grant Park Music Festival Open Rehearsal
Thursday, June 18 – Grant Park Music Festival Open Rehearsal
Friday, June 19 – Grant Park Music Festival Open Rehearsal