Opening Night: Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 2

June 12, 2019, 6:30 pm

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The Grant Park Music Festival at Millennium Park (Photo: Christopher Neseman)

The Grant Park Music Festival’s season — and WFMT’s series of 10 live broadcasts from the festival — begins with this mixed program. Conductor Carlos Kalmar leads the Grant Park Orchestra in works of Ellen Taaffe Zwilich and Tchaikovsky, and violinist Benjamin Beilman performs Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1.


Ellen Taaffe Zwilich: Jubilation

Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1
Benjamin Beilman, violin

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2, Little Russian