2012 Season

Independence Day Celebration

When & Where

Wed Jul 4 2012 Jay Pritzker PavilionInfo


Leonard Bernstein: Candide: Overture
Morton Gould: Amber Waves
John Williams: Olympic Fanfare and Theme
Aaron Copland: Old American Songs
Ferde Grofé: Mississippi Suite
George Gershwin: Girl Crazy: Overture
Robert Wendel: Sea to Shining Sea
Pyotr Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture
John Philip Sousa: The Stars and Stripes Forever


A celebration of the United States' 236th birthday with beloved favorites—and a few surprises—by Gershwin, Copland, Bernstein, Sousa, and others who have created music that distills America's spirit and renews our pride.

Featured performers:

Grant Park Orchestra
Christopher Bell
, Conductor
Paul Corona, Baritone


Christopher Bell

Chorus Director