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2007 Season

Marc-Andre Hamelin

Marc-Andre Hamelin

Beethoven and Brahms 

Back by popular demand, Montréal native Marc-André Hamelin is internationally renowned for his musical virtuosity and refined pianism.

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Concert: Wednesday, June 13, 2007, 6:30pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, Conductor
Marc-André Hamelin, Piano

What

Beethoven: Symphony No. 8
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2

The Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus perform with guests

The Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus perform with guests

Mendelssohn's Elijah 

Full of melodrama and stirring tunes, Elijah features the magnificent Grant Park Chorus and a roster of internationally renowned vocal soloists.

Who

Grant Park Orchestra And Chorus
Carlos Kalmar, Conductor
Erin Wall, Soprano
Mary Elizabeth Mackenzie, Soprano
Anita Krause, Mezzo Soprano
John Tessier, Tenor
Russell Braun, Baritone

What

Mendelssohn: Elijah

Narong Prangcharoen

Narong Prangcharoen

Looking East 

Dramatic, colorful and poignant, this midweek concert features music from and about Asia.

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Concert: Wednesday, June 20, 2007, 6:30pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, Conductor
Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus
Emily Ellsworth, Artistic Director

What

Narong Prangcharoen: Phenomenon (2004)
Busoni: Turandot Suite
Tan Dun: Overture: Dragon and Phoenix-from Heaven Earth Mankind (Symphony 1997)

Música Latina

Música Latina

Música Latina 

The wonderful world of Latin Music awaits your discovery, with works from both new and familiar, including Lecuona's mysterious Malagueña.

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, Conductor
Eduardo Fernández, Guitar

What

Brouwer: Guitar Concerto No. 3, Elegiaco
Villa Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras NO. 4
Estévez: Mediodia en el Llano
Lecuona: Andalucia Suite

Aaron Copland

Aaron Copland

American Icons 

It's a red, white and blue celebration of American music, featuring Barber's choral version of Adagio For Strings.

Who

Grant Park Chorus
Christopher Bell, Conductor
Ryan Belongie, Countertenor
Deborah Guscott, Mezzo Soprano

What

Lauridsen: O Magnum Mysterium
Copland: In the Beginning
Whitacre: CLoudburst
Barber: Agnus Dei
Bernstein: Missa Brevis

Jennifer Larmore, Mezzo Soprano

Jennifer Larmore, Mezzo Soprano

Larmore Sings Ravel 

Sultry and evocative, Ravel's Shéhérazade is the enchanting musical retelling of the 1001 Arabian Nights, a perfect vehicle for super star mezzo soprano Jennifer Larmore.

Who

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

What

Kernis: Too Hot Toccata
Britten: Phaedra
Ravel: Shéhérazade
Kernis: Newly Drawn Sky
Dvorák: Czech Suite

Fireworks at the Independence Eve Concert

Fireworks at the Independence Eve Concert

Independence Eve At Grant Park 

Chicago's official Independence Day celebration features your Grant Park Orchestra with the one and only Christopher Bell as conductor and emcee.

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Christopher Bell, Conductor

Christopher Bell, Conductor

Christopher Bell, Conductor

Duruflé's Requiem 

Timeless and contemporary, sacred and secular, these concerts celebrate the victory of the human spirit.

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Christopher Bell, Conductor
Karen Brunssen, Mezzo Soprano
Daniel Peretto, Baritone

What

Macmillan: Cantos Sagrados
Gutiérrez Heras: Postludio
Duruflé: Requiem

The crowd intrigued by the performance

The crowd intrigued by the performance

The Devil's Fiddler 

The scorching virtuoso Roby Lakatos and his high octane performance style, whether it be in jazz improvisation, classical, or traditional gypsy music, will leave you breathless and yearning for more.

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Concert: Wednesday, July 11, 2007, 6:30pm – 8:30pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Gregory Vajda, Conductor
Roby Lakatos, Violin

Stewart Goodyear

Stewart Goodyear

Beethoven To Gershwin 

Canadian pianist Stewart Goodyear debuts in one of Gershwin's most popular piano works.

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Hugh Wolff, Conductor
Stewart Goodyear, Piano

What

Beethoven: Symphony No. 4
Antheil: Symphony No. 5, Joyous
Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F

The Decemberists

The Decemberists

The Decemberists 

The Decemberists, having risen to the first rank in the indie music world, make their Chicago orchestral debut in this collaboration celebrating the Metro's 25th Anniversary.

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Concert: Wednesday, July 18, 2007, 6:30pm – 8:30pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Sean O'Loughin, Conductor
The Decemberists

Bernstein's Broadway

Bernstein's Broadway

Bernstein's Broadway 

A cast of Broadway luminaries celebrates the music of legendary American composer Leonard Bernstein in this three-day Festival of concerts, and lectures.

Who

Grant Park Orchestra And Chorus
Kevin Stites, Conductor
Gary Griffin, Director

Conductor Emmanuel Villaume

Conductor Emmanuel Villaume

Ravel's Boléro 

Gorgeous French classics sparkle on this program that concludes with Ravel's greatest hit: Boléro.

Who

Grant Park Orchestra And Chorus
Emmanuel Villaume, Conductor
Karina Gauvin, Soprano
Gigi Mitchell-Velasco, Mezzo Soprano

What

Poulenc: Gloria
Debussy: La Damoiselle élue
Ravel: Boléro

Joana Carneiro

Joana Carneiro

Flamenco On Venetian Night 

Sensual and dramatic, the art of Flamenco is embodied by guitar sensation Gerado Núñez Quintet with Carmen Cortés.

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Concert: Saturday, July 28, 2007, 6:30pm – 8:30pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Joana Carneiro, Conductor
Gerardo Núñez Quintet With Carmen Cortés

The Grant Park Orchestra violin section

The Grant Park Orchestra violin section

Tchaikovsky And Sibelius 

Orchestral favorites and new finds are led by the talented Finnish conductor Hannu Lintu.

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Hannu Lintu, Conductor

What

Tchaikovsky: Swain Lake Suite
Sibelius: The Swan of Tuonela
Sibelius: Lemminkäinen's Return
Tchaikovsky: Vojevode, Symphonic Ballade
Sibelius: Finlandia

Valentina Lisitsa, Piano

Valentina Lisitsa, Piano

Valentina And The Firebird 

Russian classics and one of Grant Park's most treasured artists performing both of Shostakovich's virtuoso piano concertos appear on these Orchestra Hall performances.

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Roberto Minczuk, Conductor
Valentina Lisitsa, Piano

What

Rimsky Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Aug. 3 only)
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2 (Aug 4 only)
Revueltas: Homenaje a Federico Garcia Lorca
Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite (1919 Version)

Christian Tetzlaff

Christian Tetzlaff

Tetzlaff Plays Tchaikovsky 

The celebrated German artist performs one of the most enduring violin concertos of all time.

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, Conductor
Christian Tetzlaff, Violin

What

Beethoven: Symphony No. 2
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

Grant Park Chorus

Grant Park Chorus

Mahler's 5th 

Carlos Kalmar and the Grant Park Orchestra tackle Mahler's brilliant score, known for its blazing brass and heart rending Adagietto for strings.

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, Conductor

What

Mahler: Symphony No. 5

Ingrid Fliter

Ingrid Fliter

Beethoven's Pastorale 

It's Beethoven's celebration of nature and a new force of nature, the remarkable Argentinean pianist Ingrid Fliter, making her Chicago orchestral debut.

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, Conductor
Ingrid Fliter, Piano

What

Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, Pastorale

Nathan Gunn, Baritone

Nathan Gunn, Baritone

Grant Us Peace 

Inspired by the words of Walt Whitman, this season closer is dedicated to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces.

Who

Grant Park Orchestra And Chorus
Carlos Kalmar, Conductor
Jonita Lattimore, Soprano
Nathan Gunn, Baritone

What

Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem
Adams: The Wound Dresser
Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem

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