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Grant Park Music Festival 2014 312.742.7638
All performances (unless otherwise noted) take place at Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millenium Park, 201 E. Randolph Street, Chicago.
Get ready for a mid-summer family ďspooktacularĒ when the guest conductor Andrew Grams and the Grant Park Orchestra present a concert of chilling favorites including Wagnerís Ride of the Valkyries, Saint-SaŽnsís Danse Macabre, Gounodís Funeral March of a Marionette, and works by Kernis, Schifrin, and Bolcom. Youíll also hear Stookeyís The Composer is Deadóa zany orchestra mystery by author Lemony Snicket narrated by film and television star Damon Gupton.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 6:30pm
SLATKIN CONDUCTS SHOSTAKOVICH
Esteemed former Grant Park Music Festival Principal Conductor Leonard Slatkin reunites with the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus to conduct the magnificent Execution of Stepan Razin, with bass Alfred Walker; Michel Camiloís flamboyant Piano Concerto, with the composer as soloist; Chabrierís EspaŮa; and Borodinís Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor.
Friday, July 25, 2014 at 6:30pm
Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 7:30pm
NATIONAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA
As an added treat, the Grant park Music Festival presents conductor David Robertson and the National Youth Orchestra on a Monday night, featuring renowned Grammy Award-winning violinist Gil Shaham in Brittenís Violin Concerto. Other works on this program include a world premiere commission by S.C. Adams, Bernsteinís Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, and Mussorgskyís Pictures at an Exhibition.
Monday, July 28, 2014 at 6:30pm
Violinist extraordinaire Christian Tetzlaff returns for a fiery performance of Laloís vibrant homage to Spain, Symphonie Espagnole. Also on the Grant Park Orchestraís program will be Chaussonís Symphony in B-flat Major, and Halffterís Tiento. Carlos Kalmar conducts.
Wednesday, July 30 at 6:30pm
BRAHMS SYMPHONY NO. 4
Join the Grant Park Orchestra inside the Harris Theater for an evening highlighted by Bartůk's Third Piano Concerto, featuring the internationally acclaimed pianist Markus Groh.† Brahms’s Fourth Symphony and Widmann's Con Brio complete the program.
Friday, August 1, 2014 at 6:30pm at Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E Randolph Street, Chicago
Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 7:30pm at Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millenium Park, 201 E. Randolph Street, Chicago
THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS
Vocalist Storm Large, of Pink Martini fame, dares you to fall prey to temptation in a blockbuster performance of Kurt Weillís sultry one act opera, Seven Deadly Sins. Carlos Kalmar also leads the Grant Park Orchestra in Schubertís hauntingly beautiful Unfinished Symphony and the shocking Dance of the Seven Veils from Richard Straussís Salome.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 6:30pm
Inspired by a childrenís story on the origins of the aurora borealis, the world premiere of Northern Lights takes viewers on a spectacular journey to the beautiful and desolate arctic and subarctic, with original music by Grammy-nominated composer Christopher Theofanidis and awe-inspiring images by astronomer Dr. Josť Francisco Salgado. Completing the program are Normanís Drip and Rachmaninovís Second Symphony.
Friday, August 8, 2014 at 7:30pm
Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 7:30pm
BOLCOM AND MOZART
The final week of the Festivalís 80th Season features Carlos Kalmar conducting the Grant Park Orchestra and artists from Lyric Operaís Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center in the enchanting Cabaret Songs by Pulitzer Prize-winner William Bolcom (the Festivalís 2014 Composer-in-Residence). Mozartís iconic Symphony No. 25, featured in the movie Amadeus, and Pistonís Suite: The Incredible Flutist will also be performed.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 6:30pm
DAPHNIS AND CHLOE
The Grant Park Music Festivalís 80th Anniversary celebration concludes with the world premiere of the symphonic showcase written for the Grant Park Orchestra by William Bolcom: Millennium: A Concerto-Fantasia for Orchestra. Maurice Ravelís sumptuous ballet score for Daphnis and Chloť and John Adamsís orchestral fanfare Tromba Lontana complete this grand finale.
Friday, August 15, 2014 at 6:30pm
Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 7:30pm