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We are thrilled to announce that we will be working with the Grant Park Music Festival this year. Knowing your love for musical entertainment and the need for more outdoor events during the summer, we think the Festival is the perfect fit for you and your groups.

We can start taking your group orders TODAY for all 2019 concerts with the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. The season runs June 12 to August 17, on mostly Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

In 2019, the Festival celebrates its 85th season;

Carlos Kalmar marks his 20th year with the Festival;

and Millennium Park celebrates its 15th anniversary 

30 spectacular Festival concerts at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion.

Festival Highlights:

INDEPENDENCE DAY SALUTE

Thursday, July 4, 6:30 PM

An evening of patriotic favorites plus the music of George Gershwin, and a Grant Park Music Festival tradition, with the Grant Park Orchestra, vocalist Alicia Hall Moran and conducted by Christopher Bell

CLASSIC MOVIE NIGHT: THE WIZARD OF OZ

Wednesday, July 10, 8 PM

The Grant Park Orchestra provides the live soundtrack to one of the greatest films in cinema history, The Wizard of Oz, on the large Millennium Park screen.

THE ENVELOPE PLEASE: A TRIBUTE TO BROADWAY AND HOLLYWOOD’S BEST

Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13, 8 PM

An evening of Grammy, Tony and Academy Award-winning music, including songs from The Lion King, Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera and more, plus tributes to Marvin Hamlisch and John Williams. Featuring the Grant Park Chorus and stars from Broadway.

2019 SEASON REPERTOIRE

all programs subject to change

 

TCHAIKOVSKY SYMPHONY NO. 2

Wednesday, June 12 at 6:30 PM

Grant Park Orchestra; Carlos Kalmar, conductor; Benjamin Beilman, violin

Zwilich – Jubilation

Prokofiev – Violin Concerto No. 1

Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 2, Little Russian

 

BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 8

Friday, June 14 at 6:30 PM

Saturday, June 15 at 7:30 PM

Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus; Carlos Kalmar, conductor; Christopher Bell, chorus director

Kareem Roustom, composer-in-residence

Sibelius – Karelia Overture

Beethoven – Symphony No. 8

Roustom – World Premiere

Vine – Symphony No. 6, Choral Symphony

 

MOZART PIANO CONCERTO NO. 23                         

Wednesday, June 19 at 6:30 PM

Grant Park Orchestra; Carlos Kalmar, conductor; Inon Barnatan, piano

Weber – Overture to Preciosa

Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 23

Busoni – Symphonic Suite

 

BRAHMS VIOLIN CONCERTO

Friday, June 21 at 6:30 PM

Saturday, June 22 at 7:30 PM

Grant Park Orchestra; Carlos Kalmar, conductor; Augustin Hadelich, violin

Garrop – World Premiere

Shostakovich – Symphony No. 1

Brahms – Violin Concerto

 

A NIGHT IN VIENNA: EMPEROR WALTZES AND MORE

Wednesday, June 26 at 6:30 PM

Grant Park Orchestra; Carlos Kalmar, conductor

Waltzes, polkas, and other popular favorites by the Strauss family

 

BEETHOVEN MISSA SOLEMNIS

Friday, June 28 at 6:30 PM

Saturday, June 29 at 7:30 PM

Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus; Carlos Kalmar, conductor; Christopher Bell, chorus director; Susanna Phillips, soprano; Siena Miller, mezzo-soprano; Andrew Owens, tenor; Michael Sumuel, bass

Beethoven – Missa Solemnis

INDEPENDENCE DAY SALUTE (note day)

Thursday, July 4 at 6:30 PM

Grant Park Orchestra; Christopher Bell, conductor; Alicia Hall Moran, soprano

An evening of patriotic favorites and a Grant Park Music Festival tradition!

GERSHWIN PIANO CONCERTO

Friday, July 5 at 6:30 PM

Saturday, July 6 at 7:30 PM

Grant Park Orchestra; Carlos Kalmar, conductor; Jeffrey Kahane, piano; Alicia Hall Moran, soprano; Holland Andrews, Holcombe Wallers, Gabriel Kahane, vocalists

Gershwin – Piano Concerto

Kahane – emergency shelter intake form

COPLAND APPALACHIAN SPRING (note location)

Members of the Grant Park Orchestra; Jeremy Black, conductor and violin; Anne Bach, oboe

Monday, July 8 at 7 PM; South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Drive

Thursday, July 11 at 7 PM; Columbus Park Refectory, 5701 W. Jackson Boulevard

Holst – St. Paul’s Suite

Bach – Concerto for Violin and Oboe

Copland – Suite from Appalachian Spring

 

CLASSIC MOVIE NIGHT: THE WIZARD OF OZ (note time)

Wednesday, July 10 at 8 PM

Grant Park Orchestra; Norman Huynh, conductor

The Grant Park Orchestra provides the live soundtrack to one of the greatest films in cinema history, on the large Millennium Park screen.

THE ENVELOPE PLEASE: A TRIBUTE TO BROADWAY AND HOLLYWOOD’S BEST (note time)

Friday, July 12 at 8 PM

Saturday, July 13 at 8 PM

Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus; Larry Loh, conductor; Susan Egan and Doug LaBrecque, vocalists

An evening of Grammy, Tony and Academy Award-winning music, including songs from The Lion King, Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera and more, plus tributes to Marvin Hamlisch and John Williams. Featuring the Grant Park Chorus and stars from Broadway.

RAVEL MOTHER GOOSE

Wednesday, July 17 at 6:30 PM

Grant Park Orchestra; Emmanuel Villaume, conductor; Yolanda Kondonassis, harp

Ravel – Suite from Mother Goose

Ginastera – Harp Concerto

Bizet – Symphony No. 1

 

GRANT PARK CHORUS IN THE PARKS (note location)

Christopher Bell, conductor

Thursday, July 18 at 7 PM; Columbus Park Refectory, 5701 W. Jackson Boulevard

Monday, July 22 at 7 PM; South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Drive

An evening of a cappella works, including a world premiere by Lori Laitman

 

BEETHOVEN PIANO CONCERTO NO. 3

Friday, July 19 at 6:30 PM

Saturday, July 20 at 7:30 PM

Grant Park Orchestra; Martyn Brabbins, conductor; Stephen Hough, piano

MacMillan – Stomp

Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 3

Vaughan Williams – Symphony No. 2, A London Symphony

 

TCHAIKOVSKY SWAN LAKE

Wednesday, July 24 at 6:30 PM

Grant Park Orchestra; Cristian Măcelaru, conductor; Edgar Moreau, cello

Gulda – Cello Concerto

Tchaikovsky – Suite from Swan Lake

 

DVOŘÁK SYMPHONY NO. 7

Friday, July 26 at 6:30 PM

Saturday, July 27 at 7:30 PM

Grant Park Orchestra; David Danzmayr, conductor; Anthony McGill, clarinet; Demarre McGill, flute

López – Fiesta!

Puckett – Concerto Duo

Saint-Saëns – Tarantelle

Dvořák – Symphony No. 7

 

COPLAND RODEO

Wednesday, July 31 at 6:30 PM

Grant Park Orchestra; Carlos Kalmar, conductor; Conrad Tao, piano

MacDowell – Suite No. 2, Indian

Shostakovich – Piano Concerto No. 2

Copland – Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo

 

MOZART PRAGUE SYMPHONY (note location)

Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph Street

Friday, August 2 at 6:30 PM

Saturday, August 3 at 7:30 PM

Grant Park Orchestra; Carlos Kalmar, conductor; Vadim Gluzman, violin

Higdon –  blue cathedral

Bernstein – Serenade

Schmidt – Hommage à Stravinsky

Mozart – Symphony No. 38, Prague

THE MAMBO KINGS: HOT LATIN NIGHTS

Wednesday, August 7 at 6:30 PM

Grant Park Orchestra; Carlos Kalmar, conductor; Mambo Kings

Gershwin – Cuban Overture

PLUS music featuring Mambo Kings

Mambo Kings take the audience on a journey through the music of Latin America and the U.S. from the burning Afro Cuban jazz of Tito Puente, to the rhythmic playfulness of jazz great Dave Brubeck and the pop strains of The Beatles.

 

A MASS OF LIFE: A CELEBRATION OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT

Friday, August 9 at 6:30 PM

Saturday, August 10 at 7:30 PM

Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus; Carlos Kalmar, conductor

Christopher Bell, chorus director; Melody Moore, soprano; Ewa Płonka, mezzo-soprano; Andrew Staples, tenor; Nathan Berg, bass-baritone

Delius – A Mass of Life

 

FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLEBEE

Wednesday, August 14 at 6:30 PM

Grant Park Orchestra; Carlos Kalmar, conductor

Beach – Variations on a Balkan Theme

Rimsky-Korsakov – Suite from The Tale of Tsar Saltan

Gould – Cowboy Rhapsody

 

MAHLER SYMPHONY NO. 2

Friday, August 16 at 6:30 PM

Saturday, August 17 at 7:30 PM

Carlos Kalmar, conductor; Christopher Bell, chorus director; Amanda Majeski, soprano; J’Nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano

Mahler – Symphony No. 2, Resurrection

Groups of ten or more receive priority access to reserved seats in the Pavilion, as well as exclusive seating on the stage of the Choral Balcony (when available).

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Details


RUN DATES :

June 12 – August 17

LOCATION:

Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park

GROUP RATES :

Group seating passes for ten or more in the Pavillion are:

$35 per person for:

 The Envelope Please, A tribute to Broadway and Hollywood’s Best ( July 12 and 13)

And

Tchaikovsky Swan Lake ( July 24)

For all other concerts:

$25 per person

Choral Balcony

$55 person

The Choral Balcony is not available for all concerts. Call us for availability. There is a minimum of 50 patrons to be seated in the Choral Balcony

Sascha Cajandig