2006 Season

Paramount performances from the 2006 Season included Dvorak's "Stabat Mater;" Bruckner's Symphony No. 7; Mozart's Requiem (punctuated with Tibetan chant); and collaborations with the Joffrey Ballet.

The Joffrey Ballet performs in Pritzker Pavilion

Tchaikovsky's Fifth And The Joffrey Ballet

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
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

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
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

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
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 Déesses
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
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, Sensemayá
Villa-Lobos: Quintet en forma de choros
D'Rivera: Three Poems from the New World

Paquito D'Rivera

Musica Americana

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, June 21, 2006, 6:30pm – 10:00am 

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

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

Where & When

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

Who

Artists From Northwestern University School Of Music

The Grant Park Chorus sings Rachmaninoff

Grant Park Chorus Sings Rachmaninoff

Who

Grant Park Chorus
Christopher Bell, Conductor

What

Rachmaninoff: Vespers

Isabelle van Keulen, Violin

Mozart and Strauss

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, June 28, 2006, 6:30pm – 10:00am 

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

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
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
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

Where & When

Petrillo Bandshell
Monday, July 3, 2006, 7:30pm – 10:00am 

Who

Members Of The Grant Park Orchestra
Christopher Bell, Conductor

Mark O'Connor

Celtic Connections

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
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

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Alasdair Neale, Conductor

What

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

Marc-Andre Hamelin

Hamelin Plays Saint-Saëns

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, July 12, 2006, 6:30pm – 10:00am 

Who

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

What

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

Stephen Sondheim

Sondheim In The Park

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
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

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, July 26, 2006, 6:30pm – 10:00am 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Emmanuel Villaume, Conductor

What

Bruckner: Symphony No. 7

Liszt and Lortie

Liszt and Lortie

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
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
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

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, August 2, 2006, 6:30pm – 10:00am 

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
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

Dvorâk'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

Dvorâk: Stabat Mater

Pianist Stephen Hough

Beethoven's Emperor Concerto

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Saturday, August 19, 2006, 7:30pm – 10:00am 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra

Carlos Kalmar, Conductor

Stephen Hough, Piano

What

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5