july, 2023

SIDE BY SIDE: Ping Tom Memorial Park

15jul6:00 pm7:00 pmEvent Type Community Engagement,Free ConcertSIDE BY SIDE: Ping Tom Memorial ParkPing Tom Memorial Park, 300 West 19th St. Chicago, IL 60605 Event Organized ByChicago Philharmonic6:00 pm - 7:00 pm(GMT-05:00)

Event Details

SIDE BY SIDE with the Chicago Philharmonic!
Ping Tom Memorial Park
Saturday, July 15, 2023
Rehearsal: 3:00-5:00pm
Concert: 6:00pm

Chicago Philharmonic
Scott Speck, Artistic Director & Principal Conductor
And YOU!

Chicago Philharmonic presents the ninth year of its signature community engagement program, Side by Side with the Chicago Philharmonic, presented with the Chicago Park District’s “Night Out in the Parks” initiative.

What is Side by Side? 

Side by Side with the Chicago Philharmonic brings free symphonic concerts to Chicago parks in local communities in Chicago’s South and West sides. Students and community members of all ages and levels are encouraged to bring their instruments and rehearse and perform free concerts with Chicago Philharmonic musicians.

This season’s program explores crowd favorites including music from Star Wars, Spirited Away, and more!

Selections include: 

  • Dance of the Golden Snake Er Nie
  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow Harold Arlen
  • Star Wars Suite: Darth Vader’s theme John Williams
  • Across the Stars from Star Wars: Attack of the Clones John Williams
  • Star Wars Suite: Yoda’s theme John Williams
  • Hungarian Dance No. 5 Johannes Brahms
  • Music of Spider-Man Danny Elfman
  • Stardust Hoagy Carmichael
  • One Summers Day from Spirited Away Joe Hiraishi
  • Stars and Stripes Forever John Philip Sousa
  • St. Louis Blues W.C. Handy

The schedule for this event includes a free and open rehearsal from 3:00-5:00pm for anyone who wants to listen, culminating in a performance at 6:00pm. 

Read the expanded program book and full roster!

Check out Side by Side with the Chicago Philharmonic 2018!

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This event is sponsored in part by US Bank.



(Saturday) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm(GMT-05:00)


Ping Tom Memorial Park

300 West 19th St. Chicago, IL 60605

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