2018 Season

Independence Day Salute

When & Where

Wed Jul 4 2018 Jay Pritzker PavilionInfo


John Williams: Liberty Fanfare
Aaron Copland: Variations on a Shaker Melody
Adolphus Hailstork: Three Spirituals
George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
John Philip Sousa: The Belle of Chicago
Robert Wendell: From Sea to Shining Sea
(Arr. Robert Lowden): Armed Forces Salute
(Arr. Carmen Dragon): America the Beautiful
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture
John Philip Sousa: Stars and Stripes Forever


A Grant Park Music Festival tradition! Bring your family and friends to the lakefront for an evening of patriotic favorites, along with Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue featuring 16 year old pianist, Emily Bear. Christopher Bell conducts.

Featured performers:

Grant Park Orchestra
Christopher Bell, Conductor
Emily Bear, Piano


Christopher Bell

Chorus Director