Tonight is the second of two Take a Friend to the Orchestra (TAFTO) concerts at Chicago’s Grant Park Music Festival. Today’s event features a pre-concert CoffeeTalk discussion starting at 6:15PM CT (concert begins at 7:30PM) and located at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion Choral Hall on the east side of the Pavilion. The pre-concert event (not to mention the concert) is free and open to all so join Artistic and General Director James Palermo (2007 TAFTO contributor), music director Carlos Kalamar (2008 TAFTO contributor), and me for free coffee and interesting conversation in an inclusive, friendly environment.
If you’re wondering how the first “Take a Friend” unfolded, the Chicago Sun-Times published an article in their 6/20/2008 edition by Bryant Manning. In the article, Bryant demonstrates that he sincerely “get’s it” when it comes to what TAFTO is all about. I took a few pics of the first concert event, which are located in a photo album below.