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Carlos Kalmar

Grant Park Soloist: “Ice pack, please”

Natasha Paremski, c. Andrea Joynt

The Grant Park Music Festival welcomes Russian-American pianist Natasha Paremski for Wednesday’s season opener. She joins Carlos Kalmar and the Grant Park Orchestra for a piece she jokes about on her Facebook page: “deliriously fast

Grant Park Music Festival on the Horizon

photo by Norman Timonera

Who doesn’t long for Summer? The Grant Park Music Festival gives us one more reason to do so. Their new season is posted: 2013 Season | The Music | The Grant Park Music Festival And suddenly we are reminded why we live in a place that has winters like this. This free festival housed within

GRANT PARK ENDS ITS SEASON WITH FLAIR

This past Friday and Saturday the Grant Park Music Festival ended its 75th anniversary season in style – two performances of Beethoven’s Symphony #9. Conductor Carlos Kalmar led an exciting reading on Friday night, in front of an absolutely HUGE crowd in Millennium Park. When I stepped out on stage to introduce the concert I more…