2014 Season Highlights

  • Natasha Paremski opens the 80th Anniversary Season with Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 2 — June 11, 2014. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • Grant Park cellist Walter Haman, Natasha Paremski, and Carlos Kalmar at the Opening Night Reception â€” June 11, 2014. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • Eric Owens performs with the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus at the Auditorium Theatre — June 13, 2014. Photo by Norman Timonera
  • Stefan Jackiw makes his Festival debut performing Mozart's "Turkish" Concerto â€” June 18, 2014. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar and violinist Stefan Jackiw â€” June 18, 2014. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • Carlos Kalmar chats with guests at the New Member Reception â€” June 20, 2014. Photo by Bonnie Rezabek

  • Christopher Bell conducts the Project Inclusion String Quartet & the Apprentice Chorale at the Chicago Cultural Center â€” June 25, 2014. Photo by Bonnie Rezabek

  • Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano perform Viva Mexico! â€” June 25, 2014. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • Soprano Christine Goerke performs Janáček's Glagolitic Mass â€” June 27, 2014. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • Bass Shenyang during a performance of Janáček's Glagolitic Mass — June 27, 2014. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • Chorus Director Christopher Bell bows after a performance of Janáček's powerful Glagolitic Mass with the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus â€” June 28, 2014. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • The Project Inclusion String Quartet performs for the Classical Campers â€” July 1, 2014. Photo by Megan Arns

  • Nashville Symphony Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero conducts the Grant Park Orchestra â€” July 2, 2014. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • 21-year-old cellist Gabriel Cabezas performs Saint-Saëns' Cello Concerto — July 2, 2014. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • Soprano Tracy Cantin performs Danielpour's Darkness in the Ancient Valley â€” July 2, 2014. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • Christopher Bell shows his Chicago pride at the Independence Day Salute â€” July 4, 2014. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • The cello section gets into the spirit at the Independence Day Salute â€” July 4, 2014. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • Patriotic pride on the Great Lawn â€” July 4, 2014. Photo by Bonnie Rezabek
  • A family enjoys the Independence Day Salute concert â€” July 4, 2014. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • Conductor David Hattner conducts the Portland Youth Philharmonic â€” July 5, 2014. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • The young bass players of the Portland Youth Philharmonic â€” July 5, 2014. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • Byron Stripling and Marva Hicks channel Ella, Louis and All That Jazz â€” July 9, 2014. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • Byron Stripling does his best Louis Armstrong impression â€” July 9, 2014. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • The audience gets into the swing of things at Ella, Louis and All That Jazz â€” July 9, 2014. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • The Grant Park Orchestra perform Holst's The Planets at the Paul Robeson Theater of the South Shore Cultural Center â€” July 11, 2014. Photo by Walter Mitchell

  • The Project Inclusion String Quartet inspire audience participation during a performance of Peter and the Wolf at Mozart Park â€” July 14, 2014. Photo by Patrick Pyszka

  • Grant Park violinist Tom Yang gives a talk for the Classical Campers â€” July 15, 2014. Photo by Bonnie Rezabek

  • Michelle Boone, Commissioner of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, gives the welcome remarks to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Millennium Park â€” July 16, 2014. Photo by Patrick Pyszka

  • A huge audience celebrates Millennium Park's 10th Anniversary at The Blue Planet in Concert â€” July 16, 2014. Photo by Patrick Pyszka

  • Composer George Fenton leads the Grant Park Orchestra in The Blue Planet in Concert â€” July 16, 2014. Photo by Patrick Pyszka

  • Pianist Stephen Hough performs Dvořák's Piano Concerto â€” July 19, 2014. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • Pianist Stephen Hough greets a young fan during a CD Signing â€” July 19, 2014. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • The Grant Park Chorus performs an a cappella concert at the Columbus Park Refectory â€” July 20, 2014. Photo by Christopher Neseman

  • Conductor Andrew Grams and narrator Damon Gupton perform The Composer Is Dead — July 23, 2014. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • Former Festival Principal Conductor Leonard Slatkin returns to lead the Grant Park Orchestra â€” July 25, 2014. Photo by Norman Timonera
  • Michel Camilo performs his own Piano Concerto No. 2 â€” July 25, 2014. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • Leonard Slatkin conducts the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus in Shostakovich's The Execution of Stepan Razin â€” July 25, 2014. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • City Winery staff share their wine with a guest at the Impresario Terrace â€” July 30, 2014. Photo by Patrick Pyszka

  • Violinist Christian Tetzlaff performs Lalo's Symphonie espagnole â€” July 30, 2014. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • A Classical Camper conducts from his seat at an Open Rehearsal â€” August 6, 2014. Photo by Patrick Pyszka

  • Storm Large performs the part of Anna in Kurt Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins â€” August 6, 2014. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • Storm Large and Grant Park Chorus members Hoss Brock, John Concepcion, Ron Watkins and Wilbur Pauley perform The Seven Deadly Sins â€” August 6, 2014. Photo by Patrick Pyszka

  • A string quartet of students from the New Music School perform the Young Artists Showcase â€” August 8, 2014. Photo by Christopher Neseman

  • The Grant Park Orchestra premieres The Legend of the Northern Lights with music by Christopher Theofanidis and visuals by Dr. José Francisco Salgado â€” August 8, 2014. Photo by Dr. Salgado

  • Narrator Frank Babbitt and Nicholas Black (son of concertmaster Jeremy Black) bring The Legend of the Northern Lights to life â€” August 8, 2014. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • Audience members watch The Northern Lights â€” August 8, 2014. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • Carlos Kalmar introduces composer William Bolcom before a performance of his Cabaret Songs â€” August 13, 2014. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • Soprano J'Nai Bridges of the Ryan Opera Center performs one of William Bolcom's Cabaret Songs â€” August 13, 2014. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • A view from above â€” August 13, 2014. Photo by Patrick Pyszka

  • Conductor Carlos Kalmar during bows — August 13, 2014. Photo by Norman Timonera

  • The Chicago Metamorphosis Orchestra Project Summer Youth Orchestra performs the Young Artists Showcase â€” August 15, 2014. Photo by Patrick Pyszka

  • Retiring musicians timpanist Michael Green and bassist Michael Geller are honored during closing weekend â€” August 15, 2014. Photo by Patrick Pyszka

  • Composer William Bolcom gives an in-depth look at his new work Millennium: Concerto-Fantasia for Orchestra at the Club 615 pre-concert lecture hosted by Derek Matson — August 16, 2014. Photo by Patrick Pyszka

  • The Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus close the 2014 Season with a performance of Ravel's Daphnis et Chloé â€” August 16, 2014. Photo by Patrick Pyszka