August 11, 2017
Children's book Electric Angel Celebrates Beethoven, The Blues, Buskers and all things Chicago
Book signing at the Festival's "Beethoven's Ninth Symphony" August 18 and 19 at Jay Pritzker Pavilion. All sales to benefit the Grant Park Music Festival.
Electric Angel, a new children's picture book by Nanci J. Mortimer and Della Wells, will be available for sale at the Grant Park Music Festival's performances of Beethoven's masterpiece, Symphony No. 9 on Friday, August 18 at 6:30 PM and Saturday, August 19 at 7:30 PM at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Author Nanci J. Mortimer and illustrator Della Wells will be on hand to sign copies. All proceeds will benefit the Grant Park Music Festival.
Electric Angel celebrates Chicago's Grant Park Music Festival, Beethoven, the blues, buskers, the 'L' train, and poet Carl Sandburg. Using poetic devices and verbal imagery, the book describes the wonder of the Big City through the eyes of a young girl. Mortimer lived in Chicago with her family for 15 years and drew from Grant Park Music Festival memories with her girls to write this poetic story. All three of her daughters are music lovers and violin players.
Carlos Kalmar will conduct the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus in one of the best-known works in classical music, Beethoven Symphony No. 9, culminating in the famous movement, "Ode to Joy."