2023 Season

Pianist Michelle Cann

An American Salute: Rhapsody in Blue

When & Where

Concerts
Wed Jul 5 2023 Add to Cal Jay Pritzker PavilionInfo

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Open Rehearsals
Wed Jul 5 2023 Add to Cal Jay Pritzker PavilionInfo
Pre-Concert Lectures
Wed Jul 5 2023 Add to Cal Chase Promenade North TentInfo

Program

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

Description

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.

Featuring

Christopher Bell

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John Philip Sousa

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Morton Gould

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Aaron Copland

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George Gershwin

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Edmond Dédé

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Joan Tower

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Michelle Cann

piano

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