Night Out in the Parks

Join Chicago Philharmonic musicians for a unique outdoor concert experience, as an audience member or performer! These special programs are presented as part of the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks series and made possible in part by generous support from The Pauls Foundation, U.S. Bank, and the Music Performance Trust Fund. Instrumentalists of all ages are invited to play side-by-side with professional musicians, creating an orchestra for a fun symphonic concert. Don’t play an instrument? Come as an audience member and enjoy great music in Chicago’s backyard.

NOITP-PingTom-Blog Saturday, June 18
Ping Tom Memorial Park
300 W 19th St, Chicago, IL 60616
Beneath 18th St viaduct
3:30pm – 5:30pm: Side-by-Side Rehearsal
6:00pm – 7:00pm: Side-by-Side Concert
Free Admission & Participation
Conductor: Emanuele Andrizzi
Timpanist Bobby Everson works with the percussion section Saturday, July 30
Columbus Park Refectory
5701 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60644
3:30pm – 5:30pm: Side-by-Side Rehearsal
6:00pm – 7:00pm: Side-by-Side Concert
Free Admission & Participation
Conductor: Scott Speck
Humboldt Park Boathouse Saturday, August 20
Humboldt Park Boathouse
1301 N Sacramento Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
3:30pm – 5:30pm: Side-by-Side Rehearsal
6:00pm – 7:00pm: Side-by-Side Concert
Free Admission & Participation
Conductor: Scott Speck

Musical Program
Key – “Star Spangled Banner”
Verdi – Nabucco Overture (June 18 performance only)
Bizet – L’Arlesienne Suite 2: Pastorale and Farandole
Grieg – Peer Gynt: “Morning Mood” and “In the Hall of the Mountain King”
Lowden – Armed Forces Salute
Strauss II – Perpetuum Mobile
Tchaikovsky – Swan Lake Suite: Mvt. 1 (“Scene”)
Williams – Star Wars Suite: “Imperial March”
Sousa – “The Washington Post” (July 30 and August 20 performances only)
Tchaikovsky – 1812 Overture: Finale

Performances take place rain or shine (rain locations are available if necessary).

Important information for musicians
Registration for Side-By-Side with the Chicago Philharmonic has closed. We invite all to join us in the audience!

Support Provided By

The Pauls Foundation US Bank



Night Out in the Parks info

Photography by Elliot Mandel