Violinist Vadim Gluzman plays for the Festival's Opening Night

Opening Night: Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

Carlos Kalmar and the Grant Park Orchestra open the Festival's 2017 season with one of the most enduring violin concertos of all time featuring Vadim Gluzman. The evening gets started with Alfvén's Festival Overture and a medley of the best-known music from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess.


Grant Park Orchestra

Carlos Kalmar, Conductor

Vadim Gluzman, Violin


Alfvén: Festival Overture

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

Gershwin: Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture

This concert is supported by a grant from the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation.

The Walter E. Heller Foundation is proud to support works by American composers, in memory of Alyce DeCosta.

This concert is sponsored by ComEd.

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