Thomas Wilkins leads the Grant Park Orchestra in a concert of classical favorites.

Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony

Guest conductor Thomas Wilkins leads the Grant Park Orchestra in an international program that transports listeners from Vienna to the Middle East, culminating with Mendelssohn's cheerful Italian Symphony.

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Thomas Wilkins, Guest Conductor

What

Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture
Marquez: Danzon No. 2
Lehar: Gold and Silver Waltzes
Daugherty: Desi
Saint-Saens: Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila
Offenbach: La Vie Parisienne
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4, Italian

Program Notes PDF

CONCERT LOCATIONS

Friday, July 29, 6:30pm
South Shore Cultural Center
7059 S South Shore Dr

Saturday, July 30, 7:30pm
Harris Theater for Music and Dance
205 E Randolph St

SEATING INFORMATION

At the South Shore Cultural Center, free seating is available on a first-come, first-seated basis. Passes/tickets are NOT required for the free seats. Members can receive access to a reserved seating area by showing their membership card to an usher. Seating opens 30 minutes before the performance.

At the Harris Theater, members and seating pass holders receive access to reserved seating areas close to the stage on the Orchestra Level. Free seating is available in the balconies on a first-come, first-seated basis. Passes/tickets are NOT required for the free seats. The lobby opens 90 minutes before the concert and seating opens 30 minutes before the performance. Learn more about our seating options for this concert by viewing our Harris Theater Seating Policy.

Friday's concert will be broadcast live on 98.7 WFMT and will be streamed live at WFMT.com.