Concert for Chicago

June 27, 2023

Concert for Chicago

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The Concert for Chicago at Millennium Park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion is scheduled to go on as planned at 6:30 p.m. and will also be broadcast live on WFMT 98.7 FM and

Attendees should be aware that the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) issued an Air Quality Alert for Chicago on Tuesday in response to smoke from Canadian wildfires impacting the region. It is recommended that all Chicagoans — particularly sensitive populations, including individuals with heart or lung disease, older adults, pregnant people, and young children — avoid outdoor activities and take precautions to protect themselves from exposure. People who choose to attend may want to wear an N95/KN95 mask.

Concert for Chicago is presented with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

Celebrate Zell Music Director Riccardo Muti’s remarkable tenure with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at this free concert in Millennium Park. Enjoy performances of the heartfelt Andante moderato, written by longtime Chicago resident Florence Price, and Tchaikovsky’s exhilarating Fifth Symphony as the CSO closes the 2022/23 Season in style.

Free. No tickets are required.

Please note that this performance will be broadcast live on WFMT 98.7 FM and streamed at and on the WFMT app.

View photos from this concert here.


Andante moderato


Symphony No. 5

Music Director Emeritus for Life


Millennium Park Entrance Information

Entrances and security lines will open at 5:00 p.m. Early arrival is recommended as the venue may reach capacity. Attendees will be asked to have their bags checked by security officers and will be examined with a metal-detecting wand before entering. Visit for more security information and a list of prohibited items.

Transit Alert

Chicago is hosting a NASCAR street race weekend this summer in Grant Park. As the city prepares for this event, patrons coming to concerts June 23 – July 1 are encouraged to review transit options, leave extra time for travel and plan to arrive early. Learn more about transit recommendations.

Sponsors & Partners
Kenneth Griffin | Citadel | Citadel Securities


Maestro Residency Sponsor:
Bank of America
Official Airline of the CSO:
United Airlines
Media Partner:
WBBM 780
Media Partner:
Chicago Tribune Media Group
Concert for Chicago is presented with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
City of Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson
Event Partner:
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Millennium Park
Chicago's Millennium Park

Discover a world-class collection of architecture, landscape design and art that provides the backdrop for hundreds of free cultural programs including concerts, exhibitions, interactive art and family activities. In Millennium Park, you’ll find a spectacular gathering spot located in the heart of the city, a destination for all Chicagoans and visitors alike. Millennium Park is the #1 attraction in the Midwest and among the top 10 most-visited sites in the U.S. It is also the anchor of an urban cultural campus (Millennium Park Campus) that includes the Chicago Cultural Center, Maggie Daley Park and The Art Institute of Chicago. Millennium Park is located on Michigan Avenue, bordered by Randolph St. to the north, Columbus Dr. to the east and Monroe St. to the south. The Park is open daily during the summer from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Plan your visit at, follow us on Facebook (@MillenniumParkChicago) Twitter and Instagram (@Millennium_Park) and join the conversation on social media using #MillenniumPark.

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