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38th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival Schedule 2016 for Labor Day Weekend

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English: 2007 Chicago Jazz Festival at Petrillo Music Shell (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

I love the Chicago Jazz Festival!

WHEN: September 1-4, 2016

The Chicago Jazz Festival is Labor Day weekend at Millennium Park.

 where you can listen to trumpeter Orbert Davis and some of his 55 member Chicago Jazz Philhamonic at the Pritzker Pavillion.

Highlights from the WEBSITE:

  1. Soul Migration by Chicago trumpeter, composer and bandleader Orbert Davis that will headline opening night on Thursday, September 1. Commissioned by the Chicago Jazz Festival, Davis’ piece will trace the route of the people who made the trek northward with a suite that takes listeners on a moving journey of their own.

2. Friday, September 2nd, the evening will culminate with late bass legend Charlie Haden’s politically-charged Liberation Music Orchestra, entitled, Celebrating Charlie. The evening will also feature a performance by influential composer, arranger and saxophonist Benny Golson who is responsible for several of the most-played standards in jazz, including “I Remember Clifford,” “Killer Joe,” “Stablemates,” and “Along Came Betty.” He also helped pave the way for jazz composers in the world of film and television, spending years writing for shows like M*A*S*H and Mission: Impossible.

3. Saturday, September 3 headliners include Israeli-born saxophonist and clarinetist Anat Cohen and her quartet, one of the most exciting bands in modern jazz. She’ll be followed by The Bad Plus with special guests, alto saxophonist Tim Berne, cornetist Ron Miles and soprano saxophonist Sam Newsome playing the music of recently departed jazz iconoclast, Ornette Coleman.

4. The final night will feature two concerts:

The first will be the quartet co-led by guitarist John Scofield and saxophonist Joe Lovano.

The festival will conclude with what is sure to be an explosively festive set celebrating the milestone 95th birthday of legendary Cuban percussionist Candido Camero – better known as just Candido. The all-star celebration will feature a host of special guests including trombonist Steve Turre, flautist Nestor Torres, pianist Elio Villafranca, singer Frankie Figueroa, bassist Yunior Terry and percussionist Sammy Figueroa.

 No dogs. Free. For information visit: www.jazzinchicago.org

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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)

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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.

http://www.grantparkmusicfestival.com/the-music/2015-season

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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Summer Concerts 2015 in Chicago at Millennium Park

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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.

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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.

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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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Chicago Dancing Festival 2012

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

Attend the 6th Annual Dancing Festival in Chicago with 7 dance companies from all over the country.

WHEN: August 20-25, 2012

Here’s the Schedule:

Mon AUG

20
Chicago Dancing
English: Harris Theater (left) and The Heritag...

English: Harris Theater (left) and The Heritage at Millennium Park (right) from Randolph Street. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Tue AUG
21
Dancing Movies
12 NOON | Museum of Contemporary Art / MCA Stage
Wed AUG
22
Dancing East & West of Chicago
Thu AUG
23
Dancing Under the Stars
6:00 PM | Grant Park | Spirit of Music Garden
Millennium Park, Chicago, IL, USA from Aon Cen...

Millennium Park, Chicago, IL, USA from Aon Center (Chicago) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Fri AUG
24
Chicago Now
6 PM | Museum of Contemporary Art / MCA Stage
Sat AUG
25
Celebration of Dance
English: Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Chicago

English: Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Chicago (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium P...

English: Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guidea and Apps @ www.vino-con-vista.com

For more information visit  http://www.chicagodancingfestival.com

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