Grant Park Symphony (Handel) Dettingen Te Deum
Friday, August 20
Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus
Carlos Kalmar, conductor | Christopher Bell, chorus director
Vadim Gluzman, violin
Gabriela Lena Frank – Elegía Andina
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Violin Concerto No. 3
George Frideric Handel – Dettingen Te Deum (using a Rodgers Organ)
CHICAGO – The Grant Park Music Festival today announced a season cultivated for a mid-pandemic world, utilizing the spaciousness of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion to put artists back to work and give Chicagoans a much-needed musical respite.
Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar will lead the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus in an eight-week season taking place from July 2 – August 21 at Millennium Park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion with chamber concerts and musical activities for day campers in parks around the city. Christopher Bell returns as Festival Chorus Director. A complete schedule for the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus follows and can be found at gpmf.org.
All concerts are free and take place on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 6:30 p.m. Concerts will be under 90 minutes and will be presented without intermission.
BROADCAST: Festival concerts will be broadcast on 98.7WFMT, Chicago’s classical and fine arts radio station, and online at wfmt.com/listen.
MILLENNIUM PARK: Millennium Park is Chicago’s town square, the #1 attraction in the Midwest and among the top ten most-visited sites in the United States. It is also the anchor of an urban cultural campus (Millennium Park Campus) that includes the Chicago Cultural Center, Maggie Daley Park and The Art Institute of Chicago. Millennium Park is located on Michigan Avenue, bordered by Randolph St. to the north, Columbus Dr. to the east and Monroe St. to the south. The Park is open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. For the latest news and events, visit millenniumpark.org, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram, @Millennium_Park.