Violinist Simone Lamsma

Handel Royal Fireworks Music

Experience the British Isles through three very different composers. Written for King George II, the ever-popular Music for Royal Fireworks makes for many a royal occasion. For something completely different: Carlos Kalmar welcomes rising-star violinist Simone Lamsma for Bruch’s highlands-inspired Scottish Fantasy. And composer Peter Maxwell Davies puts a nightcap on the evening with the drunken romp An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise—bagpipes included.


Grant Park Orchestra

Carlos Kalmar, Conductor

Simone Lamsma, Violin 


George Frideric Handel: Royal Fireworks Music 

Max Bruch: Scottish Fantasy 

Peter Maxwell Davies: An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise

This concert is part of the Festival HD series. It is being broadcast and streamed live on 98.7WFMT/

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