2020 Season

Simone Lamsma, Violinist

Handel Royal Fireworks Music

When & Where

Concerts
Wed Aug 5 2020 Jay Pritzker PavilionInfo

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Open Rehearsals
Tue Aug 4 2020
Wed Aug 5 2020 Jay Pritzker PavilionInfo
Pre-Concert Lectures
Wed Aug 5 2020 Chase Promenade North TentInfo

Program

George Frideric Handel: Royal Fireworks Music 
Max Bruch: Scottish Fantasy 
Peter Maxwell Davies: An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise

Description

Experience the British Isles through three very different composers. Written for King George II, the ever-popular Music for Royal Fireworks makes for many a royal occasion. For something completely different: Carlos Kalmar welcomes rising-star violinist Simone Lamsma for Bruch’s highlands-inspired Scottish Fantasy. And composer Peter Maxwell Davies puts a nightcap on the evening with the drunken romp An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise—bagpipes included.

PLEASE NOTE

Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the City of Chicago has cancelled all events in Millennium Park. All Grant Park Music Festival presentations for 2020 are taking place via digital media.

Featuring

Carlos Kalmar

Conductor

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George Frideric Handel

Composer

Max Bruch

Composer

Peter Maxwell Davies

Composer

Grant Park Orchestra
Simone Lamsma

Violin

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