Chicago Philharmonic Presents Free Concert In Chinatown

In its second community concert of 2019, Chicago Philharmonic (recipient of the 2019 Community Relations of the Year award by the Illinois Council of Orchestras) presents Side by Side with the Chicago Philharmonic at Ping Tom Park in Chinatown, presented as part of the Chicago Park District and Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Night Out in the Parks initiative. Led by guest conductor Kellen Gray, Chicago Philharmonic brings music opportunities to student and community members across the city of Chicago through this signature community engagement program, which encourages musicians of all ages and backgrounds to rehearse and perform alongside Chicago Phil's world-class musicians in Chicago's beautiful parks.

Chicago Phil is proud to present a program with works representing different cultural communities of the richly diverse city of Chicago. Highlights include works by Mexican composer Arturo Márquez, African American composer William Grant Still, Polish composer Frédéric Chopin, Italian composer Pietro Mascagni, and traditional Chinese piece Dance of the Golden Snake.

Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra, Introduction Chopin/Glazunov Polonaise from Chopiniana Bartok Romanian Folk Dances Brahms Symphony No. 4, Movt. 3 Mascagni Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana Traditional Dance of the Golden Snake Grant Still Symphony No. 1, Movt. 1 Márquez Danzón No. 2 Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture Finale Sousa Stars and Stripes Forever

Saturday, June 29 Ping Tom Memorial Park 1700 S Wentworth Ave 3-5pm - side-by-side rehearsal 6pm - free side-by-side concert

Since the Chicago Philharmonic launched Side by Side in 2015, the program has been received enthusiastically and has steadily expanded. Summer 2019 brings five free concerts:

June 21: Humboldt Park Boathouse (1301 N Humboldt Drive, Humboldt Park) June 29: Ping Tom Memorial Park (1700 S Wentworth Avenue, Chinatown) July 28: Columbus Park Refectory (5701 W Jackson Blvd, Austin) August 3: Hamilton Park (513 W. 72nd Street, Englewood) August 17: Pottawatomie Park (7340 N Rogers Ave, Rogers Park)

Spots for community musicians and student musicians as young as 8 are available on a first come, first serve basis. Registration is required at

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