JEFFERSON PARK — The playground at Jefferson Memorial Park will be alive with the sound of music this summer.
The Grant Park Music Festival's Project Inclusion String Quartet and Apprentice Chorale will perform for free at 7 p.m. June 26 as part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Night Out in the Parks program with the Chicago Park District at Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long Ave.
As part of its 80th Anniversary season, the Grant Park Music Festival, the nation’s only free, summer-long outdoor classical music series of its kind, will perform throughout the city in an effort to increase music education and engagement opportunities for audiences of all ages.
The 18-student Apprentice Chorale Festival is made up of students from the DePaul University School of Music and Roosevelt University's Chicago College of Performing Arts. Led by Christopher Bell, the students will perform with the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus.
The festival’s 10-week concert series at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park runs through Aug. 16.
For more information about the Grant Park Music Festival, go to gpmf.org or call 312-742-7638.
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