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Carlos Kalmar: Summer’s Lookin’ Good

Carlos Kalmar, photo by Norman Timonera

Carlos Kalmar, photo by Norman Timonera

Since his appointment as principal conductor in 2000, the Grant Park Orchestra has been on a roll with Carlos Kalmar. The critics love them; the programming is wonderfully adventuresome, attendance is strong, and they give concerts in one of the most spectacular venues on the face of the earth. Ditto for the Grant Park Chorus with Director Christopher Bell, who joined in 2002.

On Tuesday evening, Kalmar and Bell were on-hand—on the stage of the Pritzker Pavillion, actually (it has a retractable glass wall that renders the space usable year-round)—for the announcement of this year’s ten-week Festival.

2014 SEASON – Grant Park Orchestra

Kalmar is as eager for the snow to melt as we are, but for musical reasons:

 

ChristopherBellChorus Director Christopher Bell, who works with ensembles around the world, took the opportunity on Tuesday to say how fortunate he feels to be in this musical partnership with Kalmar and the orchestra.

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