American Pianist Conrad Tao performs Khachaturian's Piano Concerto
The season heats up with Khachaturian's festive Armenian Piano Concerto with American pianist Conrad Tao, along with Stravinsky's heroic masterpiece, The Firebird. The evening begins with the Midwest premiere of David Schiff's Infernal, a jazzy tribute to Stravinsky's Firebird.
Where & When
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Concert: Friday, June 23, 2017, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Concert: Saturday, June 24, 2017, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Open Rehearsal: Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 3:00pm – 5:30pm
Open Rehearsal: Thursday, June 22, 2017, 10:30am – 1:00pm
Open Rehearsal: Friday, June 23, 2017, 11:00am – 1:30pm
Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, Conductor
Conrad Tao, Piano
Khachaturian: Piano Concerto
Stravinsky: The Firebird
This concert is sponsored by Marion and Chuck Kierscht and Julian Oettinger, in memory of Sheila Oettinger.
The Walter E. Heller Foundation is proud to support works by American composers, in memory of Alyce DeCosta.
The appearance of Conrad Tao is sponsored in part by Jeannette and Jerry Goldstone.
Piano provided by Steinway Piano Galleries of Chicago.
Friday’s concert is being broadcast live on 98.7WFMT and streamed live at wfmt.com.