An Independence Day Salute + Rhapsody in Blue @ Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Chicago [4 July]

An Independence Day Salute + Rhapsody in Blue


98
04
July
18:30 - 20:00

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Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, Illinois 60603
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 the 16 year old piano prodigy, Emily Bear. Christopher Bell conducts.

WHO
Grant Park Orchestra
Christopher Bell, Conductor
Emily Bear, Piano

WHAT
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

Pictured: Emily Bear — MLE

— ABOUT THE FESTIVAL:
For more than 80 years, the Grant Park Music Festival has been Chicago’s summer musical sensation, demonstrating that classical music, performed by a world-class orchestra and chorus can have a transformative impact on the city. Showcased in the city’s most spectacular setting, the Festival continues to be the summer gathering place for all of Chicago. The Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park is the official home of the Grant Park Music Festival, with free seats available for every concert. Visit gpmf.org for more information.
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