The kids may be back in school and summer vacations may be over, but the music continues at Millennium Park with two of the summer’s largest musical events taking place in September. So, before the cold air sets in and people start to head indoors, enjoy the lingering remnants of summer on the Great Lawn with The Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. What could be better than this? Both concerts are free!
The Lyric Opera of Chicago returns to Pritzker Pavilion for its annual free summer concert on Saturday, September 8 at 7:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity to see and hear some of the Lyric’s favorite stars for free (arrive very early; the Great Lawn completely fills before the concert begins).
And last (but definitely not least), the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Riccardo Muti will once again gift the city with a free concert on Friday, September 21. Certain to be one of the most memorable events at Millennium Park this summer, plan on arriving well in advance; their previous concert in 2010 drew a crowd of 25,000 (the park was so full it had to be closed). Muti and the CSO will perform Carl Orff's choral blockbuster, Carmina Burana, along with the Chicago Symphony Chorus and the Chicago Children’s Choir.
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