The world-renowned Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Lyric Opera of Chicago, a thriving professional theater community and innovative dance companies are all in Chicago. During the summer, music lovers can relax under the stars and gaze at Lake Michigan or the Chicago skyline while enjoying a free Grant Park Music Festival outdoor concert or dance in the park at a Chicago Summer Dance Festival.
The Lyric Opera of Chicago attracts some of the world's best singers for its lavish productions at the Civic Opera House. Chicago Symphony Center is home to the famous Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the site of many other concerts. Performance by other chamber ensembles, concert band, soloists or visiting musicians can be heard almost ever evening. The city is also home to the Joffery Ballet of Chicago and several other dance companies offering everything from classical ballet and modern dance to jazz and tap.