Cellist Alban Gerhardt

Sibelius Finlandia

Music and rebellion! This week, rising star conductor David Chan makes his Grant Park Music Festival debut with Finlandia, a patriotic piece so viral, the Russian Tsar banned the Finnish people from playing it. And from ancient Rome comes Khachaturian’s crowd-pleasing tribute to the gladiator Spartacus. Cello virtuoso Alban Gerhardt plays the Romantic Cello Concerto by Samuel Barber.

Where & When

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Concert: Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 6:30pm – 8:00pm 


Grant Park Orchestra
David Chan, Conductor
Alban Gerhardt, Cello 


Jean Sibelius: Finlandia
Samuel Barber: Cello Concerto
Aram Khachaturian: Suite from Spartacus

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