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Recorded in the Martin Theatre August 3

Maxim Vengerov, violin Itamar Golan, piano Recorded in the Martin Theatre August 3 Elgar: Violin Sonata in E Minor, Op 82 Prokofiev: Violin Sonata #1 in F Minor, Op 80 Brahms: Scherzo in C Minor and Hungarian Dance #2 in D Minor Dvorak: Slavonic Dance in E Minor Wieniawski: Légende Ysaye: Solo Violin Sonata #3 more…

Season Finale — Richard Wagner: Siegfried Idyll

John Macfarlane, conductor; with musicians from the Chicago Symphony, Grant Park, Lyric Opera, and Civic Orchestras.

Recorded in Bennett Gordon Hall July 20

Emerson String Quartet Recorded in Bennett Gordon Hall July 20 Beethoven: Quartet #16 in F Major, Op 135 Dvorak: Quartet #12 in F Major, Op 96, American

Elgar the Kingdom

The Festival’s 2015 season comes to a thrilling close with Elgar’s epic oratorio The Kingdom, featuring the Grant Park Chorus and an all-star line-up of vocalists. Grant Park Orchestra Carlos Kalmar, Conductor Erin Wall, Soprano Jill Grove, Mezzo-Soprano Garrett Sorenson, Tenor Brian Mulligan, Bass-Baritone Elgar: The Kingdom

Beethoven Violin Concerto

Grammy® Award-winner and violinist extraordinaire James Ehnes returns for a fiery performance of Beethoven’s exquisite Violin Concerto in what promises to be a truly stunning evening. Grant Park Orchestra Carlos Kalmar, Conductor James Ehnes, Violin Hanson: Elegy Beethoven: Violin Concerto Lindberg: Aventures

Here and Now 3

Music of Glenn Kotche, David Skidmore, and Augusta Read Thomas performed by Third Coast Percussion.

Recorded in the Martin Theatre July 28

Thomas Hampson, baritone Kevin Murphy, piano Recorded in the Martin Theatre July 28 Schubert: Excerpts from Schwanengesang Mahler: Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn, Songs of A Wayfarer, Songs of Youth Burleigh: Ethiopia Saluting the Colors Daugherty: Letter to Mrs Bixby from Letters from Lincoln Higdon: Civil Words (Chicago premiere)

Strauss Ein Heldenleben

After an impressive Festival debut in 2014, the award-winning pianist Natasha Paremski returns to perform the ferociously technical Four Parables. Strauss’ monumental tone poem completes the program. Grant Park Orchestra Carlos Kalmar, Conductor Natasha Paremski, Piano Wolf-Ferrari: Overture to The Secret of Suzanne Schoenfield: Four Parables Strauss: Ein Heldenleben

Beethoven Quartets

String Quartet Op. 14, No. 1 (arr.) and Op. 133 “Grosse Fuge” performed by the Avalon String Quartet.

The Knights

The Knights Eric Jacobsen, conductor Dawn Upshaw, soprano Berio: “Folksongs” Dvorak: “Czech Suite” Zhou Long: Eight Chinese Folksongs Schubert: Five German Dances