Home / News / Grant Park Music Festival 2024 season finale of Carlos Kalmar

Grant Park Music Festival 2024 season finale of Carlos Kalmar

Summer is on the way. The Grant Park Music Festival announced its 90th anniversary season Tuesday and will come to Millennium Park with a 10-week run starting June 12. Carlos Kalmar returns for what the festival says is his final season as chief conductor and artistic director, returning to roles he has since held. 2000 and 2011 respectively.

Christopher Bell returns as choir director. In addition, the 2024 season will include French conductor Ludovic Morlot (June 26-July 5), conductor emeritus of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and music director of the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra; Grammy-winning conductor Giancarlo Guerrero (July 10-13), music director of the Nashville Symphony; and The Knights co-founder and Silkroad Ensemble member Eric Jacobsen (July 17-27), as well as Kyle Dickson, Anthony Parnther, Byron Stripling and Lucas Waldin. But it is noteworthy that there are no women on this list.

Featured musicals include Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, Rachmaninov’s “Rhapsody on the Theme of Paganini,” Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, Tchaikovsky’s 6th Symphony, and Mahler’s 8th Symphony. On the lighter side is “Star Wars and More: The Music of John Williams,” a Broadway tribute and a program featuring music by George Gershwin and friends.

The Grant Park Music Festival’s summer schedule promises four world premiere works commissioned by the festival from Chicago-based composers: Clarice Assad (June 26), James M. Stephenson (July 12-13), Nathalie Joachim (July 24) and Ahmed Al Abaca (date to be determined). Local premieres will include Jessie Montgomery’s “Five Freedom Songs” (June 19).

There are a few things you can count on, besides those listed below: Some concerts will fly out of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion on perfect evenings. Some will stay in the rain, the umbrella faithful will still go out. And Bell will be decked out in a strangely dazzling combination of red, white and blue for his Independence Day concert. Unless stated otherwise, all concerts take place at Millennium Park, which coincidentally celebrates its 20th anniversary this summer.

Dvořák Cello Concerto (June 12, 18:30) With Grant Park Orchestra and conductor Carlos Kalmar. The program also includes Anna Clyne’s “Masquerade” and Benjamin Britten’s “Youth’s Guide to the Orchestra.”

Tetzlaff plays Elgar (June 14, 18:30 and June 15, 19:30) with Grant Park Orchestra and Choir and conductor Carlos Kalmar; Christian Tetzlaff, violin; Lauren Decker, contralto. The program also includes “The Cloud Messenger” by Gustav Holst.

Choral Masterpieces (June 17, 6:30 p.m. at the South Shore Cultural Center and June 20, 6:30 p.m. at the Columbus Park Dining Hall) with the Grant Park Choir and conductor Carlos Kalmar and choir director Christopher Bell.

“Songs of Freedom” (June 19, 18:30) With the Grant Park Orchestra and conductor Carlos Kalmar and soprano Karen Slack. Beethoven’s “Fidelio” Overture by Margaret Bonds “The Montgomery Variations” by Jessie Montgomery “Five Songs of Freedom,” Beethoven “Leonore” Overture No. 3.

Schumann Piano Concerto (June 21, 18:30 and June 22, 19:30) with the Grant Park Orchestra and conductor Carlos Kalmar and piano Garrick Ohlsson. The program also includes Sergei Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 1. 6.”

Dvořák Serenade for Strings (June 25, 6:30 p.m. at the South Shore Cultural Center and June 27, 6:30 p.m. at the Pritzker Pavilion) Grant Park String and Vocal Fellowship alumnus Kyle Dickson with conductor. The program also included Jessie Montgomery “Starfall”, Béla Bartók “Romanian Folk Dances”, Augusta Read Thomas “Heaven and Light”, Heitor Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras No. 9, Michael Abels “Delights and Dances” is featured.

Haydn London Symphony (June 26, 18:30) With Grant Park Orchestra and conductor Ludovic Morlot. The program also includes the debut of Clarice Assad from “Der Rosenkavalier,” the Richard Strauss Suite.

Stravinsky Petrushka (June 28, 6:30 p.m. and June 29, 7:30 p.m., at the Harris Theater in Millennium Park) with the Grant Park Orchestra and Choir and conductor Ludovic Morlot and tenor Martin Bakari. The program also includes Johannes Brahms’ “Song of Destiny”, Zoltán Kodály’s “Psalmus Hungaricus”.

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 (July 3, 18:30 and July 5, 18:30) with Grant Park Orchestra and conductor Ludovic Morlot and violin Mother Akiko Meyers. The program also includes Angelica Negron “Color Shape Transfer”, Arturo Marquez Fandango.

“Independence Day Greetings” (July 4, 18:30) With Grant Park Orchestra and conductor Christopher Bell. The special holiday program includes “Salute to the Armed Forces” with works by Bernstein, John Williams and John Philip Sousa.

Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 (July 10, 18:30) With Grant Park Orchestra and conductor Giancarlo Guerrero. The program also includes Joan Tower “1920/2019.”

Beethoven Emperor Concerto (July 12, 18:30 and July 13, 19:30) with Grant Park Orchestra and Choir and conductor Giancarlo Guerrero; Christopher Bell, choir director; and Stewart Goodyear, piano. The program also includes James Stephenson’s debut, Maurice Duruflé. Requiem.

Rachmaninov’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” (July 17, 6:30 p.m.) With the Grant Park Orchestra and conductor Eric Jacobsen and Clayton Stephenson on piano. The program also includes Maurice Ravel “Le tombeau de Couperin” and Paul Hindemith.Symphonic Metamorphosis.”

“Star Wars and More: The Music of John Williams” (July 19, 18:30) With the Grant Park Orchestra and conductor Anthony Parnther and violin Jeremy Black.

Beethoven Symphony No.5 (July 24, 18:30) With Grant Park Orchestra and conductor Eric Jacobsen. The program also includes the first performance of Nathalie Joachim, the Edvard Grieg “Holberg” Suite.

Scheherazade (July 26, 18:30 and July 27, 19:30) with Grant Park Orchestra and Choir and choir director Christopher Bell; Eric Jacobsen, chef; and Lindsey Reynolds, soprano. The program also includes Lili Boulanger “On a Spring Morning” Francis Poulenc Stabat Mater.

“Broadway Cliffs!” (July 31, 18:30) With Grant Park Orchestra and conductor Lucas Waldin; and LaKisha Jones, Chloe Lowery and Dan Domenech, vocalists. This tribute to Broadway will celebrate jukebox musicals with songs by ABBA, Dolly Parton, Queen and Michael Jackson.

Bruckner Symphony No. 4 (Aug. 2, 6:30 p.m. and Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m.) with the Grant Park Orchestra and conductor Carlos Kalmar at the Harris Theater in Millennium Park. The program also includes Jean Sibelius’ “The Swan of Tuonela” and the Leoš Janáček Suite from the film “Cunning Little Vixen”.

Mozart Jupiter Symphony (August 7, 18:30) With Grant Park Orchestra and conductor Carlos Kalmar. The program also includes Luciano Berio/Luigi Boccherini’s “Night Withdrawal in Madrid” and the Aaron Copland Suite from the film “Appalachian Spring.”

Brahms Double Concerto (August 9, 18:30 and August 10, 19:30) with Grant Park Orchestra and conductor Carlos Kalmar; Vadim Gluzman, violin; and Johannes Moser, cello. The program also includes Elena Kats-Chernin “Mythic”, Claude Debussy “Ibéria” and Maurice Ravel “Rapsodie espagnole”.

“Fascinating Rhythm: Gershwin and Friends” (August 14, 6:30 p.m.) With the Grant Park Orchestra and Byron Stripling, conductor and trumpet, and Sydney McSweeney on vocals. Songs by George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and more.

Mahler Symphony No. 8 (August 16, 18:30 and August 17, 19:30) with Grant Park Orchestra and Choir and conductor Carlos Kalmar; Jane Archibald, soprano; Maeve Höglund, soprano; Siena Licht Miller, mezzo-soprano; Susan Platts, mezzo-soprano; John Matthew Myers, tenor; Rod Gilfry, baritone; and Kevin Short, bass-baritone. Mahler’s “Thousand Symphony” in the season finale in honor of Kalmar.

Conductor Carlos Kalmar receives applause from the crowd at the Grant Park Music Festival season opener at Millennium Park in Chicago on June 14, 2023.

The Grant Park Music Festival is presented by the Grant Park Orchestra Association in partnership with the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

All concerts are free and most will take place on Wednesday and Friday evenings at 18.30 and on Saturday evenings at 19.30 (with the exception of the Thursday, July 4th concert). Selected concerts will be broadcast on WFMT 98.7-FM.

Orchestral and choir rehearsals generally take place Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., from June 11 to August 16, and are free and open to the public. Young Artists Performances are held on Fridays at 17.30 with the participation of students from local music schools and summer music programs.

According to the announcement, memberships for the 2024 season are now available and include reserved seating, access to concert receptions and events, and discounts on parking. Other packages are also available with reserved seats for a smaller number of concerts. Memberships start at $103. Learn more about memberships, as well as Festival Connect and Festival Next outreach programs, at 312-742-7647 and gpmf.org.

dgeorge@chicagotribune.com

About yönetici

Check Also

Big Ten No. 13 Illinois beat Wisconsin 91-83

MADISON, Wis. — Marcus Domask hasn’t played a game at the Kohl Center since his …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Watch Dragon ball super