Ēriks Ešenvalds, composer

Bernstein, Brahms and a World Premiere

The Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus honors the Leonard Bernstein centenary with two performances of his choral masterpiece, Chichester Psalms. The evening also features Brahms' rarely heard Gesang der Parzen and a world premiere by Êriks Ešenvalds.


Grant Park Orchestra And Chorus
Carlos Kalmar
, Principal Conductor
Christopher Bell, Chorus Director


Johannes Brahms: Gesang der Parzen
Olivier Messiaen: O Sacrum Convivium
Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Êriks Ešenvalds: World Premiere - Festival Commission

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This concert is presented with generous support from American Accents Series Sponsor AbelsonTaylor.


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