Grant Park Music Festival 2019 PREVIEW

One of the world's most pre-eminent summer classical music festivals-- The Grant Park Music Festival-- performs in Chicago's Millennium Park Pritzker Pavilion for 10 Weeks.

Grant Park Music Festival
Carlos Kalmar, conductor

A NIGHT IN VIENNA: EMPEROR WALTZES AND MORE

Wednesday, June 26 at 6:30 PM

Grant Park Orchestra;
Carlos Kalmar, conductor

Waltzes, polkas, and other popular favorites by the Strauss family

 

BEETHOVEN MISSA SOLEMNIS

Friday, June 28 at 6:30 PM, Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Saturday, June 29 at 7:30 PM, Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph Street

Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus;
Carlos Kalmar, conductor;
Christopher Bell, chorus director;
Maeve Höglund, soprano;
Siena Licht Miller, mezzo-soprano;
Andrew Owens, tenor;
Michael Sumuel, bass

Beethoven – Missa Solemnis

 

INDEPENDENCE DAY SALUTE

Thursday, July 4 at 6:30 PM

Grant Park Orchestra;
Christopher Bell, conductor;
Mary Stolper, flute;
John Orduña, baritone

An evening of patriotic favorites and a Grant Park Music Festival tradition!

 

GERSHWIN PIANO CONCERTO

Friday, July 5 at 6:30 PM

Saturday, July 6 at 7:30 PM

Grant Park Orchestra;
Carlos Kalmar, conductor;
Jeffrey Kahane, piano;
Alicia Hall Moran, soprano;
Holland Andrews, Holcombe Wallers, Gabriel Kahane, vocalists

Gershwin – Piano Concerto

Kahane – emergency shelter intake form

Sunday, July 7 at 2 PM, CenterStage concert with Gabriel Kahane

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

 

COPLAND APPALACHIAN SPRING

Monday, July 8 at 7 PM; South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Drive

Thursday, July 11 at 7 PM; Columbus Park Refectory, 5701 W. Jackson Boulevard

Members of the Grant Park Orchestra;
Jeremy Black, leader and violin;
Anne Bach, oboe

Holst – St. Paul’s Suite

Bach – Concerto for Violin and Oboe

Copland – Suite from Appalachian Spring

 

CLASSIC MOVIE NIGHT: THE WIZARD OF

Wednesday, July 10 at 8 PM

Grant Park Orchestra; Norman Huynh, conductor

The Grant Park Orchestra provides the live soundtrack to one of the greatest films in cinema history, on the large Millennium Park screen.

 

THE ENVELOPE PLEASE: A TRIBUTE TO BROADWAY AND HOLLYWOOD’S

Friday, July 12 at 8 PM

Saturday, July 13 at 8 PM

Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus;
Larry Loh, conductor;
Susan Egan, Doug LaBrecque and Madison Claire Parks, vocalists

An evening of Grammy, Tony and Academy Award-winning music, including songs from The Lion King, Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera and more, plus tributes to Marvin Hamlisch and John Williams. Featuring the Grant Park Chorus and stars from Broadway.

 

RAVEL MOTHER GOOSE

Wednesday, July 17 at 6:30 PM

Grant Park Orchestra; Emmanuel Villaume, conductor; Yolanda Kondonassis, harp

Ravel – Suite from Mother Goose

Ginastera – Harp Concerto

Bizet – Symphony No. 1

 

GRANT PARK CHORUS IN THE PARKS

Thursday, July 18 at 7 PM; Columbus Park Refectory, 5701 W. Jackson Boulevard

Monday, July 22 at 7 PM; South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Drive

Christopher Bell, conductor

An evening of a cappella works, celebrating the legacy of music written by women and will feature a world premiere commission by composer Lori Laitman. 

 

BEETHOVEN PIANO CONCERTO NO. 3

Friday, July 19 at 6:30 PM

Saturday, July 20 at 7:30 PM

Grant Park Orchestra; Martyn Brabbins, conductor; Stephen Hough, piano

MacMillan – Stomp

Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 3

Vaughan Williams – Symphony No. 2, A London Symphony

 

TCHAIKOVSKY SWAN LAKE

Wednesday, July 24 at 6:30 PM

Grant Park Orchestra;
Cristian Măcelaru, conductor;
Edgar Moreau, cello

Gulda – Cello Concerto

Tchaikovsky – Suite from Swan Lake

 

DVOŘÁK SYMPHONY NO. 7

Friday, July 26 at 6:30 PM

Saturday, July 27 at 7:30 PM

Grant Park Orchestra;
David Danzmayr, conductor;
Anthony McGill, clarinet;
Demarre McGill, flute

López – Fiesta!

Puckett – Concerto Duo

Saint-Saëns – Tarantelle

Dvořák – Symphony No. 7

 

COPLAND RODEO

Wednesday, July 31 at 6:30 PM

Grant Park Orchestra;
Carlos Kalmar, conductor;
Conrad Tao, piano

MacDowell – Suite No. 2, Indian

Shostakovich – Piano Concerto No. 2

Copland – Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo

 

MOZART PRAGUE SYMPHONY

Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph Street

Friday, August 2 at 6:30 PM

Saturday, August 3 at 7:30 PM

Grant Park Orchestra;
Carlos Kalmar, conductor;
Vadim Gluzman, violin

Higdon –  blue cathedral

Bernstein – Serenade

Schmidt – Hommage à Stravinsky

Mozart – Symphony No. 38, Prague

 

THE MAMBO KINGS: HOT LATIN NIGHTS

Wednesday, August 7 at 6:30 PM

Grant Park Orchestra;
Carlos Kalmar, conductor;
Mambo Kings

Gershwin - Cuban Overture

PLUS music featuring Mambo Kings

Mambo Kings take the audience on a journey through the music of Latin America and the U.S. from the burning Afro Cuban jazz of Tito Puente, to the rhythmic playfulness of jazz great Dave Brubeck and the pop strains of The Beatles.

 

A MASS OF LIFE: A CELEBRATION OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT

Friday, August 9 at 6:30 PM

Saturday, August 10 at 7:30 PM

Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus; Carlos Kalmar, conductor

Christopher Bell, chorus director;
Melody Moore, soprano;
Ewa Płonka, mezzo-soprano;
Andrew Staples, tenor;
Nathan Berg, bass-baritone

Delius – A Mass of Life

 

FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLEBEE

Wednesday, August 14 at 6:30 PM

Grant Park Orchestra;
Carlos Kalmar, conductor

Beach – Variations on a Balkan Theme

Rimsky-Korsakov – Suite from The Tale of Tsar Saltan

Gould – Cowboy Rhapsody

 

MAHLER SYMPHONY NO. 2

Friday, August 16 at 6:30 PM

Saturday, August 17 at 7:30 PM

Carlos Kalmar, conductor;
Christopher Bell, chorus director;
Amanda Majeski, soprano;
J’Nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano

Mahler – Symphony No. 2, Resurrection

Photos courtesy of Grant Park Music Festival

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