Independence Day Salute

July 4, 2024, 6:30 pm

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Christopher Bell
Christopher Bell conducting the Independence Day Salute

It’s everyone’s favorite old-timey holiday celebration: the Festival’s annual salute to America. With Christopher Bell decked in red, white, and blue, the Grant Park Orchestra presents Leonard Bernstein, John Williams, John Philip Sousa, and the ever-popular Armed Forces Salute in a glorious summertime tradition.

Description via Grant Park Music Festival.


John Williams: Liberty Fanfare
John Kander and Fred Ebb/arr. Ted Ricketts: Chicago
Frederick Loewe: I Could Have Danced All Night
Leonard Bernstein: Somewhere from West Side Story
Arr. Jeff Tyzik: American Celebration (with audience singalong)
Florence Price: Nimble Feet from Dances in the Canebrakes
Jean-Baptiste Arban/Nakariakov: Carnival of Venice
Leroy Anderson: The Waltzing Cat
Arr. Robert Wendel: From Sea to Shining Sea
Arr. Robert Lowden: Armed Forces Salute
Arr. Carmen Dragon: America the Beautiful
John Philip Sousa: Stars and Stripes Forever