2010 Season

2010 marked Carlos Kalmar's 10th Anniversary as Principal Conductor and featured a performance of BBC's ground-breaking documentary Planet Earth, an appearance by Chinese-American conductor Xian Zhang, and world-premiere recordings of Pulitzer Prize winning works by William Schuman and Leo Sowerby.

Elina Vähälä

Vivaldi: Four Seasons

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 6:30pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra

Carlos Kalmar, Conductor

Elina Vähälä, Violin

What

Berlioz: Roman Carnival                           
Vivaldi:  Four Seasons                        
Respighi: Feste Romane

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Beethoven

Beethoven: Mass in C Major

Who

Grant Park Orchestra And Chorus
Carlos Kalmar, Conductor
Christopher Bell, Chorus Director
Amber Wagner, Soprano
Kathryn Leemhuis, Mezzo Soprano
Bryan Griffin, Tenor
Paul Whelan, Bass

What

Haydn: Te Deum
Hindemith: Nobilissima Visione
Beethoven: Mass, Op. 86, C major

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Pink Martini

Pink Martini

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, June 23, 2010, 6:30pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra

Carlos Kalmar, Conductor

Pink Martini

What

Bolero (Ravel)   
Let’s Never Stop Falling in Love (Forbes/Lauderdale) 
Sympathique (Forbes/Lauderdale)
Lilly (Forbes/Lauderdale)
Kikuchiyo to mohshimasu
Uskudar (Traditional) 
The Flying Squirrel (Taylor/Lauderdale)
Splendor in the Grass (Lauderdale/Marashian)  
And then you’re gone (Forbes/Marashian/Lauderdale)
But now I’m back (Marashian/Lauderdale)
La Soledad
Carioca (Youmans/Eliscu/Kahn) 
Hey Eugene (Forbes)
U plavu zoru (Pink Martini)  
Dosvedanya mio bombino (Forbes/Forbes)
Amado mio (Fisher/Roberts)    
Brazil (Barroso)

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Grant Park Chorus

The Pulitzer Project

Where & When

Harris Theater for Music and Dance
Friday, June 25, 2010, 6:30pm 
Saturday, June 26, 2010, 7:30pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra And Chorus

Carlos Kalmar, Conductor

Christopher Bell, Chorus Director

What

Schuman: A Free Song, Secular Cantata No.2   
Sowerby: The Canticle of the Sun           
Copland: Appalachian Spring: Suite    


Limited free seating for the balconies and the back of the main floor will be available on a first-come basis in the upper level lobby of the Harris Theater starting one hour prior to the performance start-time and seating will open thirty minuets prior to the performance start-time.

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Krzysztof Urbański

Muzyka Polska

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 8:00pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra

Krzysztof Urbański, Conductor

Krzysztof Jabłoński, Piano

What

Kilar: Krzesany 
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1
Lutosławski: Concerto for Orchestra

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Lane Alexander

Independence Celebration in Millennium Park

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Saturday, July 3, 2010, 1:30pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Christopher Bell, Conductor
Chicago Human Rhythm Project's BAM!

World Champion Trinity Irish Dancers

What

Key: Star Spangled Banner           
Bernstein: Overture to Candide       
Dvořŕk: Largo from Symphony No. 9 in E minor, From the New World   
Gould: American Salute
Wendel: Sea to Shining Sea                         
Porter: Can Can
Trad/Arr. Tate: 42nd Street Reel                                    
Strauss: Champagne Polka                   
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture                
Sousa: Stars and Stripes forever

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Christopher Bell

Chorus A Cappella: French Sensuality

Where & When

Harris Theater for Music and Dance
Tuesday, July 6, 2010, 6:30pm 
Thursday, July 8, 2010, 6:30pm 

Who

Grant Park Chorus
Christopher Bell, Chorus Director


What

Saint-Saëns: Deux Choeurs, Op.68

Duruflé: Quatre Motets sur themes Grégoriens

Debussy: Trois Chanson de Charles d'Orleans

Messiaen: O Sacrum Convivium

Poulenc: Quatre Motets pour le temps de Noël

Ravel: Trois Chansons

Passereau: Si vous la baisez & Il est bel et bon


Limited free seating for the balconies and the back of the main floor will be available on a first-come basis in the upper level lobby of the Harris Theater starting one hour prior to the performance start-time and seating will open thirty minutes prior to the performance start-time.

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Miguel Harth-Bedoya

Memoria del Fuego

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 6:30pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Conductor
Henry Godinez, Director
Luis Valdez And Artists Of The Goodman Theater

What

Rodriguez: Mosaico Mexicano
Lopez: América Salvaje
Soro: Danza Fantástica
Mejia: Pequeńa Suite
Errazuriz: La Caravana
Ginastera: Malambo from Estancia, Op. 8a
Revueltas: Selections from La Noche de los Mayas

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Xian Zhang

Sibelius: Symphony No. 2

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Xian Zhang, Conductor

What

Chen-Yi: Ge Xu (Antiphony)   
Prokofiev: The Love for Three Oranges: Symphonic Suite
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2

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Hans Graf

Petrushka

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 6:30pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra

Hans Graf, Conductor

Alban Gerhardt, Cello

What

Tchaikovsky: The Tempest: Fantasy—Overture, op.18   
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, op. 33   
Stravinsky: Petrushka

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Julian Kuerti

The Magic Toy Shop

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Julian Kuerti, Conductor

What

Respighi: La Boutique Fantasque
Brahms: Haydn Variations
Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

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Planet Earth Live

Planet Earth Live

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 8:15pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra

George Fenton, Conductor

What

Overture
First Steps
Gone Fishing!
Journey to the Okavango
The Snow Leopard
The Cranes
Wish You Were Here! (Nice Work if you Can Get It)
Intermission
The Seasons
Caves
The Caribou Migration
Snow Geese
The Hunter and The Hunted
The Lucky Planet

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Sir Michael Tippett

A Child of Our Time

Who

Grant Park Orchestra And Chorus

Christopher Bell, Conductor

Jonita Lattimore, Soprano

Anita Krause, Mezzo Soprano

Garrett Sorenson, Tenor

John Relyea, Bass

What

Tippett: A Child of Our Time

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Hannu Lintu

The Fairy’s Kiss

Who

Grant Park Orchestra

Hannu Lintu, Conductor

Markus Groh, Piano

What

Stravinsky: The Fairy’s Kiss

Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2, A major

Tchaikovsky: Cappriccio Italien

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Enrique Barrios

From Huapango to Danzón

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Saturday, July 31, 2010, 7:30pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra

Enrique Barrios, Conductor

What

Moncayo: Huapango
Galindo: Sones de Mariachi
Chávez: Sinfonía India
Hernández-Medrano: Homenaje a Copland
Revueltas: Homenaje a Federico Garcia Lorca
Zyman: Encuentros
Márquez: Danzón No. 2

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Christian Tetzlaff

Violinist Christian Tetzlaff Returns

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, August 4, 2010, 6:30pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra

Carlos Kalmar, Conductor

Christian Tetzlaff, Violin

What

Adams: Lollapalooza

Dvořák: Violin Concerto

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9

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Ryan Opera Center

Mozart and Rossini Finales with Ryan Opera Center

Where & When

Harris Theater for Music and Dance
Friday, August 6, 2010, 6:30pm 
Saturday, August 7, 2010, 7:30pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra

Carlos Kalmar, Conductor

Artists Of The Ryan Opera Center

What

Rossini: La Cenerentola, Finale Act 1

Mozart: Don Giovanni, Finale

Rossini: L’Italiana in Algieri, Finale Act 1

Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro, Finale Act 2


****  IMPORTANT UPDATE ABOUT THESE CONCERTS ****

Due to high demand, there are no longer free, reserved balcony seats available. Unlike other concerts in the Harris Theater, there will be NO WALK-UP FREE seating for these programs.
 
If you have already made a reservation for free seating, please pick up your tickets in the upper level lobby of the Harris Theater anytime starting one hour prior to the performance. 2010 Grant Park Music Festival Season Members will receive access to reserved seating on the main floor, as at other programs in the Harris Theater.
 
Again, due to high demand, there are NO LONGER FREE SEATS AVAILABLE for either night.

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Toumani Diabaté

Toumani Diabaté: Kora Music from West Africa

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, August 11, 2010, 6:30pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra

Carlos Kalmar, Conductor

Toumani Diabaté, Kora

What

Mandé Variations

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Dvořák

Dvorák: Requiem

Who

Grant Park Orchestra And Chorus

Carlos Kalmar, Conductor

Layla Claire, Soprano

Alexandra Petersamer, Mezzo Soprano

Brendan Tuohy, Tenor

Kyle Ketelsen, Bass

What

Dvořák: Requiem

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Horacio Gutierrez

Brahms and Bizet

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 6:30pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra

Carlos Kalmar, Conductor

Horacio Gutiérrez, Piano

What

Saint-Saëns: Marche Militaire Francaise

Bizet: Symphony No. 1 in C major

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1

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Carlos Kalmar and the Grant Park Orchestra

Mahler: Symphony No. 2

Who

Grant Park Orchestra And Chorus

Carlos Kalmar, Conductor

Karina Gauvin, Soprano

Allyson McHardy, Mezzo Soprano

What

Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in C minor “Resurrection”

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