2014 Season

Musical Thrills!

When & Where

Wed Jul 23 2014 Jay Pritzker PavilionInfo


Richard Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries
Charles Gounod: Funeral March of a Marionette
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Overture: Abduction from the Seraglio
William Bolcom: Commedia for (almost) 18th century orchestra
Camille Saint-Saëns: Danse Macabre
Aaron Jay Kernis: Too Hot Toccata
David Schifrin: Theme from Mission Impossible
Nathaniel Stookey: The Composer is Dead


Get ready for a mid-summer family “spooktacular” when the Grant Park Orchestra performs a concert of chilling favorites including Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries, Saint-Saëns' Danse Macabre, and Stookey's The Composer is Dead—a zany orchestra mystery by author Lemony Snicket narrated by film and television star Damon Gupton.

Featured performers:

Grant Park Orchestra
Andrew Grams
, Guest Conductor
Damon Gupton, Narrator