Kareem Roustom, composer-in-residence

Beethoven Symphony No. 8

The Grant Park Chorus joins the orchestra for a world premiere commission by Syrian-American composer Kareem Roustom, along with the U.S. premiere of Carl Vine’s Choral Symphony. The program also includes Beethoven’s spirited Symphony No. 8 and Sibelius’ Karelia Overture.


Grant Park Orchestra And Chorus
Carlos Kalmar,
Principal Conductor
Christopher Bell, Chorus Director
Kareem Roustom, Composer-in-Residence


Jean Sibelius: Karelia Overture
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 8
Kareem Roustom: World Premiere, Turn To The World, a Whitman Cantata
Carl Vine: Symphony No. 6, Choral Symphony

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