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      WFMT Grant Park Music Festival

      Grant Park Music Festival

      WFMT continues a longstanding summer tradition of bringing you live concerts from the Grant Park Music Festival. Concerts are broadcast from the Pritzker Pavillion in the heart of downtown Chicago. Principal conductor Carlos Kalmar crafts a brilliant mix of favorite repertoire, plus a little spice with award-winning conductor Christopher Bell, director of the Grant Park Chorus. All broadcasts begin at 6:30.

      Program Schedule | Summer 2014

      Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 6:30 pm

      The 2014 Season opens with a Tchaikovsky Extravaganza

      Carlos Kalmar, conductor
      Natasha Paremski, piano

      Corigliano: Tournaments
      Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto #2 and Francesca da Rimini

      Friday, June 20, 2014 at 6:30 pm

      Water Music

      Carlos Kalmar, conductor

      Handel-Harty: Suite from The Water Music
      Weber: Jubel Overture
      Elgar: Symphony #1

      Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 6:30 pm

      Saint-Saens Cello Concerto

      Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
      Gabriel Cabezas, cello
      Tracy Cantin, soprano

      Danielpour: Darkness in the Ancient Valley
      Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto in A Minor
      Poulenc: Suite from Les Biches

      Friday, July 4, 2014 at 6:30 pm

      Independence Day Salute

      Christopher Bell, conductor

      Program to be announced

      Friday, July 18, 2014 at 6:30 pm

      Dvorak and Beethoven

      Hugh Wolff, conductor
      Stephen Hough, piano

      Beethoven: Symphony #6, Pastoral
      Dvorak: Piano Concerto

      Monday, July 28, 2014 at 6:30 pm

      National Youth Orchestra with Gil Shaham

      David Robertson, conductor
      Gil Shaham, violin

      Britten: Violin Concerto
      Mussorgsky: Pictures at An Exhibition

      Wednesday, July 30 at 6:30 pm

      Symphonie Espagnole

      Carlos Kalmar, conductor
      Christian Tetzlaff, violin

      Chausson: Symphony in B-Flat Major
      Lalo: Symphonie espagnole for violin and orchestra
      Halffter: Tiento

      Wednesday, August 6 at 6:30 pm

      The Seven Deadly Sins

      Carlos Kalmar, conductor
      Storm Large, vocals

      Weill: The Seven Deadly Sins
      Schubert: Symphony #8, Unfinished
      Strauss: Dance of the Seven Veils from Salome

      Friday, August 8 at 7:30 pm

      Northern Lights

      Carlos Kalmar, conductor

      Theofanidis: The Legend of the Northern Lights
      Rachmaninoff: Symphony #2

      Wednesday, August 13 at 6:30 pm

      Bolcom and Mozart

      Carlos Kalmar, conductor
      Aritsts from Lyric Opera’s Ryan Opera Center

      Mozart: Symphony #25 in G Minor, K 183
      Bolcom: Cabaret Songs
      Piston: Suite from The Incredible Flutist

      Friday, August 15 at 6:30 pm

      Daphnis and Chloe

      Carlos Kalmar, conductor
      Grant Park Chorus

      Adams: Tromba Lontana
      Bolcom: Millennium Concerto-Fantasia (world premiere)
      Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe