The Festival's 85th Season

Join us for our Season of Anniversaries, including Carlos Kalmar’s 20th year leading the Festival, Millennium Park’s 15th anniversary, and our own 85th season.

Benjamin Beilman, violin

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 2

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 6:30pm – 8:30pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, Principal Conductor
Benjamin Beilman, Violin

What

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich: Jubilation
Serge Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2, Little Russian

Kareem Roustom, composer-in-residence

Beethoven Symphony No. 8

Who

Grant Park Orchestra And Chorus
Carlos Kalmar,
Principal Conductor
Christopher Bell, Chorus Director
Kareem Roustom, Composer-in-Residence

What

Jean Sibelius: Karelia Overture
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 8
Kareem Roustom: World Premiere, Turn To The World, a Whitman Cantata
Carl Vine: Symphony No. 6, Choral Symphony

Inon Barnatan, piano

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 6:30pm – 8:30pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, Principal Conductor
Inon Barnatan, Piano

What

Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to Preciosa
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23
Ferruccio Busoni: Symphonic Suite

Augustin Hadelich, violin

Brahms Violin Concerto

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, Principal Conductor
Stacy Garrop, Composer-In-Residence
Augustin Hadelich, Violin

What

Stacy Garrop: Shiva Dances (World Premiere)
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1
Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto


A Night in Vienna

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 6:30pm – 8:30pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar
, Principal Conductor

What

Johann Strauss Jr.Gypsy Baron Overture
Josef StraussFireproof! Polka
Johann Strauss Jr.Praise of Women Polka-Mazurka
Johann Strauss Jr.Morning Papers Waltz
Johann Strauss Jr.Egyptian March
Johann Strauss Jr.: Overture to Indigo and the Forty Thieves
Josef StraussChatterbox Polka
Johann Strauss Jr.Accelerations Waltz
Johann Strauss Jr.: Explosions Polka
Johann Strauss Jr.: Emperor Waltzes

Maeve Höglund, Soprano

Beethoven Missa Solemnis

Who

Grant Park Orchestra And Chorus
Carlos Kalmar, Principal Conductor
Christopher Bell, Chorus Director
Maeve Höglund, Soprano
Siena Licht Miller, Mezzo-Soprano
Andrew Owens, Tenor
Michael Sumuel, Bass

What

Ludwig van Beethoven: Missa Solemnis

Independence Day 2019

Independence Day 2019

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Thursday, July 4, 2019, 6:30pm – 8:30pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Christopher Bell, Conductor
Mary Stolper, Flute
John Orduna, Baritone

What

Robert Wendell: From Sea to Shining Sea
Arr. Robert Lowden: Armed Forces Salute
Arr. Carmen Dragon: America the Beautiful
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture
John Philip Sousa: Stars and Stripes Forever

Gabriel Kahane, vocalist and composer-in-residence

Gershwin Piano Concerto

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar
, Principal Conductor
Jeffrey Kahane, Piano
Alicia Hall Moran, Mezzo-Soprano
Holland Andrews, Vocalist
Holcombe Waller, Vocalist
Gabriel Kahane, Vocalist And Composer-In-Residence

What

George Gershwin: Concerto in F
Gabriel Kahane: emergency shelter intake form

Jeremy Black, Violin

Appalachian Spring

Where & When

South Shore Cultural Center
Monday, July 8, 2019, 7:00pm – 8:00pm 

Columbus Park Refectory
Thursday, July 11, 2019, 7:00pm – 8:00pm 

Who

Members Of The Grant Park Orchestra
Jeremy Black
, Leader And Violin
Anne Bach, Oboe

What

Gustav Holst: St. Paul's Suite
Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto for Violin and Oboe
Aaron Copland: Suite from Appalachian Spring


The Wizard of Oz

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 8:00pm – 10:00pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Norman Huynh
, Conductor

What

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Jay Pritzker Pavilion and experience the Oscar-winning classic The Wizard of Oz on a giant HD screen as the Grant Park Orchestra performs the score live. This event is part of the Festival HD series.

Susan Egan, vocalist

The Envelope Please

Who

Grant Park Orchestra And Chorus
Larry Loh
, Conductor
Susan Egan, Vocalist
Doug LaBrecque, Vocalist

What

An evening of Grammy, Tony and Academy Award-winning music, including songs from The Lion King, Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera and more, plus tributes to Marvin Hamlisch and John Williams. Featuring conductor Lawrence Loh and the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus, with Broadway veterans Susan Egan and Doug LaBrecque.

Yolonda Kondonassis, harp

Ravel Mother Goose

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 6:30pm – 8:30pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Emmanuel Villaume
, Conductor
Yolonda Kondonassis, Harp

What

Maurice Ravel: Suite from Mother Goose
Alberto Ginastera: Harp Concerto
Georges Bizet: Symphony No. 1

The Grant Park Chorus at the South Shore Cultural Center

Grant Park Chorus in the Parks

Where & When

Columbus Park Refectory
Thursday, July 18, 2019, 7:00pm – 8:15pm 

South Shore Cultural Center
Monday, July 22, 2019, 7:00pm – 8:15pm 

Who

Grant Park Chorus
Christopher Bell, Chorus Director

What

An evening of a cappella works by female composers, including a world premiere by Lori Laitman. The repertoire will be announced soon.

Stephen Hough, piano

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins
, Conductor
Stephen Hough, Piano

What

James MacMillan: Stomp
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 2, A London Symphony

Edgar Moreau, cello

Tchaikovsky Swan Lake

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 6:30pm – 8:30pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Christian Macelaru
, Conductor
Edgar Moreau, Cello

What

Friedrich Gulda: Cello Concerto
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Suite from Swan Lake

Anthony and Demarre McGill, clarinet and flute

Dvorak Symphony No. 7

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
David Danzmayr
, Conductor
Anthony McGill, Clarinet
Demarre McGill, Flute

What

Jimmy López: Fiesta!
Joel Puckett: Concerto Duo
Camille Saint-Saëns: Tarantelle
Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 7

Conrad Tao, piano

Copland Rodeo

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 6:30pm – 8:30pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar
, Principal Conductor
Conrad Tao, Piano

What

Edward MacDowell: Suite No. 2, Indian
Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2
Aaron Copland: Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo

Vadim Gluzman, violin

Mozart Prague Symphony

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar
, Principal Conductor
Vadim Gluzman, Violin

What

Jennifer Higdon: blue cathedral
Leonard Bernstein: Serenade
Ole Schmidt: Hommage à Stravinsky
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 38, Prague

Mambo Kings

Mambo Kings

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 6:30pm – 8:30pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar
, Principal Conductor
Mambo Kings

What

George Gershwin: Cuban Overture
Richard Delaney: Melodia
Dave Brubeck, arr. Delaney: Blue Rondo à la Turk
John Lennon and Paul McCartney, arr. Delaney: Day Tripper
Richard Delaney: Marinera
Michel Camilo: Caribe
Richard Delaney: Danzón
Rafael Hernandez, arr. Delaney: El Cumbanchero
Tito Puente, arr. Delaney: Oye Como Va

Ewa Plonka, mezzo-soprano

A Mass of Life

Who

Grant Park Orchestra And Chorus
Carlos Kalmar, Principal Conductor
Christopher Bell, Chorus Director
Melody Moore, Soprano
Ewa Plonka, Mezzo-Soprano
Andrew Staples, Tenor
Nathan Berg, Bass-Baritone

What

Frederick Delius: A Mass of Life

Carlos Kalmar, principal conductor of the Grant Park Orchestra

Flight of the Bumblebee

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 6:30pm – 8:30pm 

Who

Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar
, Principal Conductor

What

Amy Beach: Variations on a Balkan Theme
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Suite from The Tale of Tsar Saltan
Morton Gould: Cowboy Rhapsody

J ' Nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano

Mahler Resurrection Symphony

Who

Grant Park Orchestra And Chorus
Carlos Kalmar
, Principal Conductor
Christopher Bell, Chorus Director
Amanda Majeski, Soprano
J'Nai Bridges, Mezzo-Soprano

What

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 2, Resurrection