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. Instrumentalists of all ages and abilities 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.

Emanuele Andrizzi conducts a side-by-side performance in Ping-Tom ParkSaturday, June 18
Ping Tom Memorial Park
300 W 19th St, Chicago, IL 60616
Note: Beneath the 18th St viaduct, along the east side of the Chicago River
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 sectionSaturday, 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 BoathouseSaturday, 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


Performances take place rain or shine (rain locations are available if necessary). Repertoire will be announced in the coming weeks.

Important information for musicians:

  • Participation will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. To guarantee participation, register by completing the form below
  • All symphony orchestra instruments are welcome
  • Sheet music will be provided free of charge by the Chicago Philharmonic. Registrants will receive advance access to sheet music via email once repertoire has been announced

Support Provided By
The Pauls Foundation

Night Out in the Parks info

Photography by Elliot Mandel