2009 Season

The 2009 season featured the world premiere of American composer Michael Torke's “Plans;” a collaboration with Luna Negra Dance Theater; Gilbert and Sullivan operettas; and Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlan.

Stephen Hough

Tchaikovsky Opening Night

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, June 10, 2009, 6:30pm – 7:45pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra

Carlos Kalmar, Conductor

Stephen Hough, Piano

What

Key/Arr. Toscanini: Star Spangled Banner

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

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Denis Sedov

Bernstein on the Waterfront

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Friday, June 12, 2009, 5:30pm – 6:45pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra And Chorus

Carlos Kalmar, Conductor

Christopher Bell, Chorus Director

John Horton Murray, Tenor

Denis Sedov, Bass

Chicago Children's Choir

What

Kernis: Too Hot Toccata

Bernstein: On the Waterfront: Symphonic Suite

Shostakovich: Song of the Forests, op. 81

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Modest Mussorgsky

Pictures at an Exhibition

Where & When

Harris Theater for Music and Dance
Saturday, June 13, 2009, 7:30pm – 9:00pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, Conductor

What

Kernis: Too Hot Toccata
Bernstein: On the Waterfront: Symphonic Suite
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

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James Ehnes

Enigma Variations

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, June 17, 2009, 6:30pm – 7:45pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra

Carlos Kalmar, Conductor

James Ehnes, Violin

What

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves

Walton: Violin Concerto

Elgar : Enigma Variations, Op. 36

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Burnham’s Plan and Rachmaninoff’s 3rd

Burnham’s Plan and Rachmaninoff’s 3rd

Who

Grant Park Orchestra And Chorus

Carlos Kalmar, Conductor

Christopher Bell, Chorus Director

Jon Kimura Parker, Piano

Jonita Lattimore, Soprano

Bryan Griffin, Tenor

What

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 30

Torke: Plans

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Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlan

Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitln

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, June 24, 2009, 6:30pm – 8:00pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra

Carlos Kalmar, Conductor

Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitln

What

Chavez: Chapultepec

Guizar: Guadalajara

Traditional: Cielito Lindo Huasteco, Selections from Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitln

Ponce: Gavota
Satie/Gabriel: Gymnopedie no. 1 Amor Eterno, Selections from Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitln 

Revueltas: Janitzio
Fuentes/Varga: La Negra 

Traditional: Popurri a Venezuela

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American Music from the 1930s

American Music from the 1930s

Who

Grant Park Orchestra

Carlos Kalmar, Conductor

What

Barber: Overture to School for Scandal

Sowerby: Prairie
Still: African American Symphony

Gershwin: Of Thee I Sing

Carpenter: Sea Drift, Symphonic Poem

Schuman: American Festival Overture

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The Grant Park Chorus

Exploring Music With Bill McGlaughlin: Made in America

Who

Grant Park Chorus

Christopher Bell, Chorus Director

What

Hovaness: A Rose Tree Blossoms

Corigliano: L’invitation au Voyage

Lauridsen: Nocturnes: Soneto De La Noche

Copland: Four Motets

Crabtree: Five Romantic Miniatures (from The Simpsons)

Barber: Sure On This Shining Night

Sametz: I Have Had Singing

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Concertgoers sprawl across the lawn in Grant Park, 1939.

Gala 75th Season Concert

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, July 1, 2009, 8:00pm – 9:30pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra

Carlos Kalmar, Conductor

TBD Guest Narrator

What

Wagner: Tannhuser: Arrival Of The Guests, At The Wartburg

Thomas: Mignon: Overture

Alfven: Midsommarvaka, Op.19 (Midsummer Vigil; Swedish Rhapsody No. 1)

Glazunov: Ruses D’amour Ballet Suite: Introduction, Valse, Grand Pas Des Fiances

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2

Powell: Natchez-On-The-Hill, Three Virginia Country, Dances

German: Henry Viii: Three Dances: Morris Dance, Shepherd’s Dance, Torch Dance

J. Strauss, Jr.: On The Beautiful Blue Danube Op. 314

Meacham: American Patrol March

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Lane Alexander

Independence Day in Millenium Park

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Saturday, July 4, 2009, 1:30pm – 2:30pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra

Christopher Bell, Conductor

Lane Alexander, Tap Dancer

What

Francis Scott Key: Star Spangled Banner

Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man

Ron Nelson: Savannah River Holiday

Katherine Gladney Wells: Minor Reflection

Morton Gould: from Converto for Tap Dancer and Orchestra: Tocatta, Minuet, Rondo

Ward/Arr. Dragon: America the Beautiful

Steffe/Arr. Wilhousky: Battle Hymn of the Republic

Tchaikovsky: Overture 1812

Sousa: Stars and Stripes Forever

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Anton Bruckner

Bruckner's 4th

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, July 8, 2009, 6:30pm – 8:00pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra

Hans Graf, Conductor

What

Mozart: Overture to The Magic Flute

Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 (1878/80 version)

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Pirates of Penzance

Pirates of Penzance and the Mikado

Who

Grant Park Orchestra And Chorus

Christopher Bell, Conductor

Kathryn Kamp, Soprano

Frances McCafferty, Mezzo Soprano

Hoss Brock, Tenor

Richard Suart, Baritone

Andrew Schultze, Bass

What

Gilbert and Sullivan: Selections from Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado

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Mother Goose

Dances And Fairytales

Who

Grant Park Orchestra

Gilbert Varga, Conductor

What

Offenbach: Orpheus in the Underworld: Overture

Franck: Le Chausser Maudit

Ravel: Mother Goose Suite

Roussel: Bacchus et Arianne Suite No. 2

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Karen Gomyo

Khachaturian’s Spartacus

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Friday, July 17, 2009, 6:30pm – 8:15pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra

Kirill Karabits, Conductor

Karen Gomyo, Violinist

What

Silvestrov: Serenade of Parting

Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1, Opus 99

Khachaturian: Suite from Spartacus

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Luna Negra

Luna Negra And Luciana Souza

Who

Grant Park Orchestra

Tito Munoz, Conductor

Luciana Souza, Vocalist

Luna Negra Dance Theater

Eduardo Vilaro, Founder And Artistic Director

What

Copland: Danzn Cubano

Trad/Arr. Barilari: Tango

Vitrola: La Cumparsita, El Lloron (Mionga), Pena Mulata, El Portenito

Rodrigo/Arr. Goldstein after Davis: Concierto de Aranjuez

Revueltas: Sensemay

Cugat/Arr. Morales: Cugat: Old Fashioned (Beguine), Besame Mucho, Mambo Gordo

Souza: Duets

Sierra: Fandangos

Souza/ Arr. Goldstein: Bossa Nova: Sai Dessa, Trocando en Miudos, Corcovado, Chlorinho pra ele

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Nicole Cabell

Opera Hits on Venetian Night

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Saturday, July 25, 2009, 6:30pm – 8:30pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra

Juanjo Mena, Conductor

Nicole Cabell, Soprano

Russell Thomas, Tenor

What

Bizet: Carmen Suite No. 1

Gounod: Jewel Song from Faust

Gounod: Ah, lve-toi, soleil! from Romeo et Juliette

Gounod: Va, je t'ais pardonne from Romeo et Juliette Act IV

Rossini: Overture II baribiere di Siviglia

Donizetti: Una furtiva lagrima from L'Elisir d'Amore Act II

Rossini: Una voce poco fa from Barbiere di Siviglia Act I

Donizetti: Una parola, O Adina from L'Elisir d'Amore Act I

Mascagni: Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana

Puccini: Che gelida manina from La Boheme, Mi chiamano Mimi from La Boheme, O soave fanciulla from La Boheme Encore

Verdi: Brindisi Libiamo from La Traviata Act I

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Pietari Inkinen

Sibelius Symphony No. 1

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, July 29, 2009, 6:30pm – 7:30pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra

Pietari Inkinen, Conductor

What

Prt: Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten

Rautavaara: Manhattan Trilogy

Sibelius: Symphony No. 1

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Allyson McHardy

The Dream Of Gerontius

Who

Grant Park Orchestra And Chorus

Carlos Kalmar, Conductor

Christopher Bell, Chorus Director

Allyson McHardy, Mezzo Soprano

John Mac Master, Tenor

Paul Whelan, Bass

What

Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius

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Ingrid Fliter

Mendelssohn & Haydn

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, August 5, 2009, 6:30pm – 7:45pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra

Carlos Kalmar, Conductor

Ingrid Fliter, Piano

What

Mendelssohn: Overture to Ruy Blas, Op. 95

Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54

Haydn: Symphony No. 103, E-flat major

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Gustav Mahler

Mahler’s 9th

Who

Grant Park Orchestra

Carlos Kalmar, Conductor

What

Mahler: Symphony No. 9

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Italian Variations

Italian Variations

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, August 12, 2009, 6:30pm – 7:45pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra

Carlos Kalmar, Conductor

What

Britten: Matines musicales, Opus 24 (after Rossini)

Berio: Ritirata notturna di Madrid (after Boccherini)

Strauss: Aus Italien, Opus 16

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Jason Grant

Beethoven’s 9th

Who

Grant Park Orchestra And Chorus

Carlos Kalmar, Conductor

Amber Wagner, Soprano

Kathryn Leemhuis, Mezzo Soprano

John McVeigh, Tenor

Jason Grant, Bass

What

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, op. 125

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