Joan Tower: Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman
Aaron Copland: Variations on a Shaker Theme
Morton Gould: American Salute
Edmond Dédé: Chicago: Grande valse à l'Américaine
George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
arr. Carmen Dragon: America the Beautiful
John Philip Sousa: Stars and Stripes Forever
Michelle Cann returns to the Grant Park Orchestra after a dazzling debut in 2022. This time she plays George Gershwin's irresistible mashup of classical and jazz, Rhapsody in Blue. The concert includes Aaron Copland's timeless Variations on a Shaker Theme, and a piece inspired by Aaron Copland, the Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Joan Tower. Also, a tribute to the Windy City by New Orleans native Edmond Dédé and Sousa's perennial favorite Stars and Stripes Forever.