Valerie Coleman: Umoja
Camille Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4
Guest conductor Valentina Peleggi makes her Grant Park Music Festival debut in Tchaikovsky's volcanic Symphony No. 4, and Valerie Coleman's Umoja. Named for the Swahili word for unity, Umoja is celebrated as one of the "Top 101 Great American Works" by Chamber Music America. The Grant Park Orchestra welcomes the celebrated pianist Stewart Goodyear for music by Saint-Saëns.
Note: Due to NASCAR events, this concert will take place on Thursday and Friday evenings. Friday's concert will be held at the South Shore Cultural Center.