2006 Season

The Joffrey Ballet performs in Pritzker Pavilion

Tchaikovsky's Fifth And The Joffrey Ballet

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Concert: Wednesday, June 14, 2006, 6:30pm – 9:45pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, Conductor
The Joffrey Ballet
Gerald Arpino, Artistic Director And Founder

What

Shostakovich: Festive Overture
Debussy: Prelude to Afternoon of a Faun
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

Members of The Joffrey Ballet perform an excerpt from Romeo and Juliet

Prokofiev's Romeo And Juliet

The Grant Park Orchestra joins the Joffrey Ballet as they perform an excerpt from Romeo and Juliet.

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Concert: Friday, June 16, 2006, 6:30pm – 9:00pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, Conductor
The Joffrey Ballet
Gerald Arpino, Artistic Director And Founder

What

Shostakovich: Festive Overture
Prokofiev: Ball Scene and Balcony Scene from Romeo and Juliet
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

Members of the Joffrey Ballet perform excerpts from Pas Des Deesses

The Joffrey Ballet 50th Anniversary Gala

The orchestra joins the Joffrey Ballet in a special Millennium Park program celebrating the Joffrey's fiftieth anniversary.

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Concert: Saturday, June 17, 2006, 6:30pm – 10:00am 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, Conductor
The Joffrey Ballet
Gerald Arpino, Artistic Director And Founder

What

Shostakovich: Festive Overture
Prokofiev: Ball Scene and Balcony Scene from Romeo and Juliet
Glinka: Russlan and Ludmilla Overture
Field: Excerpts from Pas Des Dťesses
Albinoni: Ruth, Ricordi Per Due
Shostakovich: Celebration

A large audience fills the Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Music of the Americas

Where & When

Harris Theater for Music and Dance
Concert: Sunday, June 18, 2006, 3:00pm – 10:00am 

Who

Chicago Chamber Musicians With Paquito D'Rivera

What

Barber: String Quartet
Copland: Appalachian Spring
Revueltas: Two Serious Little Pieces, Four Little Pieces, SensemayŠ
Villa-Lobos: Quintet en forma de choros
D'Rivera: Three Poems from the New World

Paquito D'Rivera

Musica Americana

This colorful concert of music from the Americas features a new work by Barilari, masterpieces by Chavez, Ginastera and Revueltas, and concludes with the Cuban jazz and classical great Paquito D'Rivera performing Artie Shaw's Clarinet Concerto and Revirado by Piazzolla.

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, Conductor
Paquito D'Rivera, Clarinet

Tibetan monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery perform with the Festival

A Tibetan Mozart Requiem

Tibetan monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery perform with the Festival as part of a program that interwove Mozart's Requiem and Buddhist multiphonic chanting.

Who

Grant Park Orchestra And Chorus
Carlos Kalmar, Conductor
Christopher Bell, Chorus Director
Karina Gauvin, Soprano
Anita Krause, Mezzo Soprano
Michael Colvin, Tenor
Nathan Berg, Bass
Robert Levin, Piano
Tibetan Monks Of The Drepung Loseling Monastery

What

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25
Mozart: Requiem Mass (Levin version)

The lawn audience

Monster Piano Concert

Millennium Park will resound with the thunder of ten grand pianos and thirty guest pianists from the Northwestern University School of Music. Celebrated faculty and staff will be joined by distinguished alumni for this grand celebration of the piano.

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Concert: Sunday, June 25, 2006, 6:30pm – 10:00am 

Who

Artists From Northwestern University School Of Music

The Grant Park Chorus sings Rachmaninoff

Isabelle van Keulen, Violin

Mozart and Strauss

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, Conductor
Isabelle Van Keulen, Violin

What

Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3
Strauss: An Alpine Symphony

Isabelle Van Keulen

Tales of the Vienna Ballroom

Tracing the history of the waltz craze in Vienna, this concert features works by the Strauss family and violin showpieces by Fritz Kreisler, including Caprice Viennois, Schoen Rosmarin, Liebsfreud, Liebsleid and Rondino on a Theme of Beethoven.

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Concert: Friday, June 30, 2006, 9:00pm – 10:00am 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, Conductor
Isabelle Van Keulen, Violin

Mozart and Mountains

Mozart and Mountains

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Concert: Saturday, July 1, 2006, 9:30pm – 10:00am 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, Conductor
Isabelle Van Keulen, Violin

What

Hanson: Merry Mount Suite
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3
Strauss: An Alpine Symphony

Christopher Bell

Independence Eve at Grant Park

Join Christopher Bell and the Orchestra in a rousing, good ol' fashioned Independence Eve celebration, complete with holiday favorites, patriotic selections, and of course a sky full of fireworks!

Who

Members Of The Grant Park Orchestra
Christopher Bell, Conductor

Mark O'Connor

Celtic Connections

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Concert: Wednesday, July 5, 2006, 9:30pm – 10:00am 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Christopher Bell, Conductor
Mark O'Connor, Fiddle

What

Hamilton Harty: An Irish Symphony
Arnold: Four Scottish Dances
O'Connor: Fiddle Concerto, 3rd movement
Arr. O'Connor: Amazing Grace

The Battleship Potemkin

The Battleship Potemkin

Named "one of the fundamental landmarks of cinema" by Roger Ebert, The Battleship Potemkin once had such power that it was banned in many nations, including its native Soviet Union. The Grant Park Orchestra accompanies this powerful film, shown on a screen above the Jay Pritzker Pavillion stage.

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Alasdair Neale, Conductor

What

Eisenstein/Shostakovich: The Battleship Potemkin (film with Orchestra)

Marc-Andre Hamelin

Hamelin Plays Saint-SaŽns

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
James Paul, Conductor
Marc-Andre Hamelin, Piano

What

Chabrier: Danse slave
Saint-SaŽns: Piano Concerto No. 4
Franck: Symphony

Stephen Sondheim

Sondheim In The Park

The Grant Park Orchestra, Chorus and a galaxy of Broadway's brightest stars perform a tribute concert to one of America's greatest composers, including selections from A Little Night Music, Sunday in the Park With George, and Sweeney Todd.

Who

Grant Park Orchestra And Chorus
Kevin Stites, Conductor
Christopher Bell, Chorus Director
Gary Griffin, Director
George Hearn, Judy Kaye, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Brian D'Arcy James, Liz Callaway, And Danny Gurwin, Vocalists

Harolyn Blackwell

Carmina Burana

Who

Grant Park Orchestra And Chorus
Christopher Bell, Conductor
Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus
Emily Elsworth, Artistic Director
Harolyn Blackwell, Soprano
Thomas Dymit, Tenor
Quinn Kelsey, Baritone
Joel Cohen, Michael Green, Eric Millstein And Douglas Waddell, Percussionists

What

Vine: Symphony No. 5, Percussion
Orff: Carmina Burana

Isbin Plays Rodrigo's Guitar Concerto

Isbin Plays Rodrigo's Guitar Concerto

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Concert: Friday, July 21, 2006, 6:30pm – 10:00am 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Christoph Campestrini, Conductor
Sharon Isbin, Guitar

What

Stravinsky: Fireworks
Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
Rimsky Korsakov: Scheherazade

Conductor Emmanuel Villaume

Bruckner Symphony No. 7

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Emmanuel Villaume, Conductor

What

Bruckner: Symphony No. 7

Liszt and Lortie

Liszt and Lortie

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Concert: Friday, July 28, 2006, 6:30pm – 10:00am 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Emmanuel Villaume, Conductor
Louis Lortie, Piano

What

Liszt: Fantasia on a theme from Beethoven's Ruins of Athens
Liszt: Totentanz, Danse Macabre
Bruckner: Symphony No. 7

Gregory Vadja

American Gems

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Concert: Saturday, July 29, 2006, 6:30pm – 10:00am 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Gregory Vajda, Conductor

What

Torke: Run
Copland: The Red Pony
Barber: Adagio for Strings
Diamond: Symphony No. 4
Bernstein: Divertimento for Orchestra

Cristina Branco

From Brazil and Portugal

Portuguese singing sensation Cristina Branco uses her authentic interpretation, beautiful voice and sensitive renditions to breathe new life into the lyrical and mournful Fado style.

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, Conductor
Cristina Branco, Vocalist

Jennifer Larmore, Mezzo Soprano

Jennifer Larmore Sings Barber and Berlioz

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, Conductor
Jennifer Larmore, Mezzo Soprano

What

Kernis: Symphony in Waves

Berlioz: La Mort de Cleopatre

Kernis: Color Wheel

Barber: Andromache's Farewell

Carlos Kalmar Conducting the Grant Park Orchestra

Sagrado Y Profano

Who

Grant Park Orchestra And Chorus
Carlos Kalmar, Conductor
Christopher Bell, Chorus Director

What

Villa Lobos: Choros No. 10
Ramirez: Misa Criolla
Estevez: Cantata Criolla, The One Who Sang With the Devil

Carlos Kalmar, Conductor

Bach to Bernstein

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Concert: Friday, August 11, 2006, 6:30pm – 10:00am 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, Conductor
Ilya Kaler, Violin

What

Brahms: Symphony No. 3
Bernstein: Serenade
Bach/Arr. Elgar: Fantasia and Fugue

Jonita Lattimore

Dvor‚k's Stabat Mater

Who

Grant Park Orchestra And Chorus
Carlos Kalmar, Conductor
Christopher Bell, Chorus Director
Jonita Lattimore, Soprano
Alexandra Petersamer, Mezzo Soprano
Joseph Kaiser, Tenor
James Westman, Bass

What

Dvor‚k: Stabat Mater

Pianist Stephen Hough

Beethoven's Emperor Concerto

Who

Grant Park Orchestra

Carlos Kalmar, Conductor

Stephen Hough, Piano

What

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5