2007 Season

The 2007 Season was filled with many outstanding performances including The Decemberists, in their Chicago orchestral debut; Barber's choral version of Adagio For Strings; Duruflé's Requiem; and a three-day Festival of concerts and lectures celebrating the music of Leonard Bernstein.

Marc-Andre Hamelin

Beethoven and Brahms

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, June 13, 2007, 6:30pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, Conductor
Marc-Andr Hamelin, Piano

What

Beethoven: Symphony No. 8
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2

The Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus perform with guests

Mendelssohn's Elijah

Who

Grant Park Orchestra And Chorus
Carlos Kalmar, Conductor
Erin Wall, Soprano
Mary Elizabeth Mackenzie, Soprano
Anita Krause, Mezzo Soprano
John Tessier, Tenor
Russell Braun, Baritone

What

Mendelssohn: Elijah

Narong Prangcharoen

Looking East

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, June 20, 2007, 6:30pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, Conductor
Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus
Emily Ellsworth, Artistic Director

What

Narong Prangcharoen: Phenomenon (2004)
Busoni: Turandot Suite
Tan Dun: Overture: Dragon and Phoenix-from Heaven Earth Mankind (Symphony 1997)

Msica Latina

Msica Latina

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Friday, June 22, 2007 
Saturday, June 23, 2007 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, Conductor
Eduardo Fernndez, Guitar

What

Brouwer: Guitar Concerto No. 3, Elegiaco
Villa Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras NO. 4
Estvez: Mediodia en el Llano
Lecuona: Andalucia Suite

Aaron Copland

American Icons

Who

Grant Park Chorus
Christopher Bell, Conductor
Ryan Belongie, Countertenor
Deborah Guscott, Mezzo Soprano

What

Lauridsen: O Magnum Mysterium
Copland: In the Beginning
Whitacre: CLoudburst
Barber: Agnus Dei
Bernstein: Missa Brevis

Jennifer Larmore, Mezzo Soprano

Larmore Sings Ravel

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, Conductor
Jennifer Larmore, Mezzo Soprano

What

Kernis: Too Hot Toccata
Britten: Phaedra
Ravel: Shhrazade
Kernis: Newly Drawn Sky
Dvork: Czech Suite

Fireworks at the Independence Eve Concert

Independence Eve At Grant Park

Where & When

Petrillo Bandshell
Tuesday, July 3, 2007, 6:30pm – 8:30pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Christopher Bell, Conductor

Christopher Bell, Conductor

Durufl's Requiem

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Christopher Bell, Conductor
Karen Brunssen, Mezzo Soprano
Daniel Peretto, Baritone

What

Macmillan: Cantos Sagrados
Gutirrez Heras: Postludio
Durufl: Requiem

The crowd intrigued by the performance

The Devil's Fiddler

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, July 11, 2007, 6:30pm – 8:30pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Gregory Vajda, Conductor
Roby Lakatos, Violin

Stewart Goodyear

Beethoven To Gershwin

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Hugh Wolff, Conductor
Stewart Goodyear, Piano

What

Beethoven: Symphony No. 4
Antheil: Symphony No. 5, Joyous
Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F

The Decemberists

The Decemberists

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, July 18, 2007, 6:30pm – 8:30pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Sean O'Loughin, Conductor
The Decemberists

Bernstein's Broadway

Bernstein's Broadway

Who

Grant Park Orchestra And Chorus
Kevin Stites, Conductor
Gary Griffin, Director

Conductor Emmanuel Villaume

Ravel's Bolro

Who

Grant Park Orchestra And Chorus
Emmanuel Villaume, Conductor
Karina Gauvin, Soprano
Gigi Mitchell-Velasco, Mezzo Soprano

What

Poulenc: Gloria
Debussy: La Damoiselle lue
Ravel: Bolro

Joana Carneiro

Flamenco On Venetian Night

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Saturday, July 28, 2007, 6:30pm – 8:30pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Joana Carneiro, Conductor
Gerardo Nez Quintet With Carmen Corts

The Grant Park Orchestra violin section

Tchaikovsky And Sibelius

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, August 1, 2007, 6:30pm – 8:30pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Hannu Lintu, Conductor

What

Tchaikovsky: Swain Lake Suite
Sibelius: The Swan of Tuonela
Sibelius: Lemminkinen's Return
Tchaikovsky: Vojevode, Symphonic Ballade
Sibelius: Finlandia

Valentina Lisitsa, Piano

Valentina And The Firebird

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Roberto Minczuk, Conductor
Valentina Lisitsa, Piano

What

Rimsky Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Aug. 3 only)
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2 (Aug 4 only)
Revueltas: Homenaje a Federico Garcia Lorca
Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite (1919 Version)

Christian Tetzlaff

Tetzlaff Plays Tchaikovsky

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, August 8, 2007, 6:30pm – 8:30pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, Conductor
Christian Tetzlaff, Violin

What

Beethoven: Symphony No. 2
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

Grant Park Chorus

Mahler's 5th

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, Conductor

What

Mahler: Symphony No. 5

Ingrid Fliter

Beethoven's Pastorale

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, August 15, 2007, 6:30pm – 8:30pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, Conductor
Ingrid Fliter, Piano

What

Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, Pastorale

Nathan Gunn, Baritone

Grant Us Peace

Who

Grant Park Orchestra And Chorus
Carlos Kalmar, Conductor
Jonita Lattimore, Soprano
Nathan Gunn, Baritone

What

Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem
Adams: The Wound Dresser
Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem