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Grant Park Music Festival 2015

Map of Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Map of Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois, USA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Composite image of four views of Jay Pritzker ...

Composite image of four views of Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Barber and Menotti

Lyric Opera’s Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center continues its long successful collaboration with the Grant Park Orchestra in an evening showcasing works of contemporary American opera.

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Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Ward Stare, Conductor
Artists From Lyric Opera’s Patrick G. And Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center

Laura Wilde, Soprano
Anthony Clark Evans, Baritone
Annie Rosen, Mezzo-Soprano

What

Higdon: Fanfare Ritmico

Cuomo: The Boy’s Nature from Doubt

Menotti: The Telephone
Cuomo: Doubt Sermon

Barber: Symphony No. 1

Program Notes PDF

Conductor Emmanuel Villaume leads the Grant Park Orchestra in works by Mozart, Saint-Saëns, and Bizet.

Conductor Emmanuel Villaume leads the Grant Park Orchestra in works by Mozart, Saint-Saëns, and Bizet.

Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto

Guest conductor Emmanuel Villaume conducts Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto with pianist Andrew von Oeyen, along with Mozart’s Paris Symphony and more.

Conductor Thomas Wilkins leads the Grant Park Orchestra in Dvořák's beautiful Sixth Symphony.

Conductor Thomas Wilkins leads the Grant Park Orchestra in Dvořák’s beautiful Sixth Symphony.

Dvorák Symphony No. 6

Thomas Wilkins conducts the Sunday Symphony by the prolific William Grant Still, the “Dean of all African-American composers.” The evening concludes with Dvořák’s beautiful large-scale work, his Sixth Symphony, which recalls the Czech folksongs of his native Bohemia.

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Thomas Wilkins, Guest Conductor

What

Goldsmith: Fireworks
Still: Symphony No. 3, Sunday Symphony
Dvořák: Symphony No. 6

Program Notes PDF

Conductor Christoph König leads the Grant Park Orchestra in Bruckner's Symphony No. 6.

Conductor Christoph König leads the Grant Park Orchestra in Bruckner’s Symphony No. 6.

Bruckner’s Symphony No. 6

Guest conductor Christoph König makes his Festival debut, leading the Grant Park Orchestra in Bruckner’s noble and dignified Symphony No. 6, indoors at the Harris Theater.

Pianist Inon Barnatan plays one of Mozart's most popular piano concertos.

Pianist Inon Barnatan plays one of Mozart’s most popular piano concertos.

Mozart Piano Concerto

A true poet of the keyboard, Inon Barnatan presents his insightful interpretation of the shining star of Mozart’s piano repertory. The evening also includes works by George Antheil and Randall Thompson.

The Grant Park Chorus joins renowned soloists and the Grant Park Orchestra for Hadyn's Harmoniemesse.

The Grant Park Chorus joins renowned soloists and the Grant Park Orchestra for Hadyn’s Harmoniemesse.

Haydn Harmony Mass

Haydn’s rarely-performed Harmoniemesse, his last major work, showcases the esteemed Grant Park Chorus and four brilliant guest soloists. Carlos Kalmar pairs this ephemeral piece with John Adams’ score that praises and parodies lush Romantic harmony.

Join Grammy-winning jazz vocalist Kurt Elling for an evening of love songs from around the world.

Join Grammy-winning jazz vocalist Kurt Elling for an evening of love songs from around the world.

An Evening with Kurt Elling

Chicago legend and Grammy® Award-winning jazz vocalist, Kurt Elling, joins the Grant Park Orchestra in Passion World, a tour-de-force concert of internationally famous ballads of love and loss.

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, Conductor
Kurt Elling, Vocalist

Gary Versace, Piano
Clark Sommers, Bass
John Mclean, Guitar
Kendrick Scott, Drums
John Wojciehowski, Tenor Saxophone
Orbert Davis, Trumpet

What

Elling: Passion World

Program Notes PDF

Natasha Paremski returns to play Schoenfield's show-stopping Four Parables.

Natasha Paremski returns to play Schoenfield’s show-stopping Four Parables.

Strauss Ein Heldenleben

After an impressive Festival debut in 2014, the award-winning pianist Natasha Paremski returns to perform the ferociously technical Four Parables. Strauss’ monumental tone poem completes the program.

Star violinist James Ehnes returns to play Beethoven's Violin Concerto.

Star violinist James Ehnes returns to play Beethoven’s Violin Concerto.

Beethoven Violin Concerto

Grammy® Award-winner and violinist extraordinaire James Ehnes returns for a fiery performance of Beethoven’s exquisite Violin Concerto in what promises to be a truly stunning evening.

Internationally renowned soprano Erin Wall joins the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus for Elgar's The Kingdom.

Internationally renowned soprano Erin Wall joins the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus for Elgar’s The Kingdom.

Elgar The Kingdom

The Festival’s 2015 season comes to a thrilling close with Elgar’s epic oratorio The Kingdom, featuring the Grant Park Chorus and an all-star line-up of vocalists.

 

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Wed, Jul 22, 6:30pm

Barber and Menotti

Fri, Jul 24, 6:30pm

Saint-Saëns and Mozart

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English: A night at the Grant Park Music Festival

English: A night at the Grant Park Music Festival (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Summer Concerts 2015 in Chicago at Millennium Park

English: Band shell in Millennium Park by Fran...

English: Band shell in Millennium Park by Frank Gehry – Pritzker, from across Michigan Avenue (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

Head over to the Jay Pritzker Pavilion  in Millennium Park designed by architect Frank Gehry this summer. It serves as the summer residence of the  Grant Park Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and the Grant Park Music Festival, the nation’s only remaining free outdoor classical music series.

English: Pritzker Pavilion looking north at ni...

English: Pritzker Pavilion looking north at night. This was scanned from a 120mm color film positive. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This magnificent venue hosts a wide range of music series and annual performing arts events.

 

Millennium Park is part Grant Park. The pavilion has a capacity of 11,000.

 

The popular Downtown Sound series is expanding to showcase contemporary/new music and electronic artists (formerly Loops and Variations) and world music artists in addition to its eclectic mix of cutting-edge indie rock, pop bands and rock veterans. Concerts are now scheduled Mondays and Thursdays, June 1–July 23 at 6:30pm (except where noted) and headliners include San Fermin, Poi Dog Pondering, Matthew Sweet and King Sunny Ade.

Composite image of four views of Jay Pritzker ...

Composite image of four views of Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz presents commissioned projects by Steve Coleman, Juli Wood and Caroline Davis, Greg Ward and a salute to the AACM’s 50th Anniversary. Concerts are Thursdays, August 6-27 at 6:30pm and each begins with a short set by young, aspiring musicians from Chicago-area high schools as part of the Jazz Institute of Chicago’s Jazz Links Ensembles. The Made in Chicago lineup will be announced soon. All performances are FREE, at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion.

 

Map of Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Map of Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois, USA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jay Pritzker Pavilion - December 12, 2008

Jay Pritzker Pavilion – December 12, 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

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