2020 Virtual Season

Stacy Garrop, Chicago-based composer and recipient of a Grant Park Music Festival commission

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When & Where

Broadcasts
Wed Aug 5 2020 Airs on WFMT 98.7 & wfmt.comInfo

Program

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich: Jubilation
Clara Schumann: Three Choruses
Stacy Garrop: Shiva Dances*
Caroline Shaw: and the swallow
Fanny Mendelssohn: Nachtreigen
Jennifer Higdon: blue cathedral
James Price Johnson: Harlem Symphony
*Grant Park Music Festival commission

Program Notes

Description

On August 18th, 1920, the United States ratified the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. 100 years on, women are making an impact in everything from space travel to the arts. In recognition of this pivotal event in our nation's history, this program presents just a sample of the women whose compositions and musicianship have added to the Grant Park Music Festival, including Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn (once known only by their connection to a more famous male relative), Pulitzer Prize-winner Jennifer Higdon, and Chicago's own Stacy Garrop.

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.

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Carlos Kalmar

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Christopher Bell

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Marin Alsop

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Ellen Taaffe Zwilich

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Clara Schumann

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Stacy Garrop

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Caroline Shaw

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Fanny Mendelssohn

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Jennifer Higdon

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James Price Johnson

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