2024 Season

Independence Day Salute

When & Where

Concerts
Thu Jul 4 2024 Add to Cal Jay Pritzker PavilionInfo

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Open Rehearsals
Tue Jul 2 2024 Add to Cal
Thu Jul 4 2024 Add to Cal Jay Pritzker PavilionInfo

Program

John Williams: Liberty Fanfare
John Kander and Fred Ebb/arr. Ted Ricketts: Chicago
Frederick Loewe: I Could Have Danced All Night
Leonard Bernstein: Somewhere from West Side Story 
Arr. Jeff Tyzik: American Celebration (with audience singalong)
Florence Price: Nimble Feet from Dances in the Canebrakes
Jean-Baptiste Arban/Nakariakov: Carnival of Venice 
Leroy Anderson: The Waltzing Cat
Arr. Robert Wendel: From Sea to Shining Sea
Arr. Robert Lowden: Armed Forces Salute  
Arr. Carmen Dragon: America the Beautiful
John Philip Sousa: Stars and Stripes Forever

Description

It's everyone's favorite old-timey holiday celebration: the Festival's annual salute to America. With Christopher Bell decked in red, white, and blue, the Grant Park Orchestra presents Bernstein, John Williams, John Philip Sousa, and the ever-popular Armed Forces Salute. Bring family and friends—we'll supply the flags and star-spangled music—and join us for this glorious summertime tradition.


CONCERT SPONSORS

This program is graciously made possible by Jim and Ginger Meyer and supported as part of the Dehmlow Choral Music Series. Sponsorship support is generously provided by American Accents Series Sponsor AbelsonTaylor and NASCAR's Chicago Street Race.

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Featuring

Christopher Bell

Conductor

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Katelyn Lee

soprano

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David Gordon

trumpet

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Grant Park Orchestra
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