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Millennium Park | Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Grant Park Music Festival | Mahler Symphony No. 8

It's a farewell concert for the ages. The Grant Park Music Festival's Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar steps down after 25 storied years. And with his usual flair, Carlos marshals a massive cast of friends for Gustav Mahler's glorious Symphony of a Thousand, including...

Grant Park Music Festival | Mahler Symphony No. 8
Grant Park Music Festival | Mahler Symphony No. 8

Time & Location

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Aug 16, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Millennium Park | Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60602, USA

About The Event

FEATURING

Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus

Gumpoldskirchner Spatzen Carlos Kalmar, conductor

Christopher Bell, chorus director

Katja Kalmar, children's chorus director

Jane Archibald, soprano

Maeve Höglund, soprano

Siena Licht Miller, mezzo-soprano

Susan Platts, mezzo-soprano 

John Matthew Myers, tenor

Rod Gilfry, baritone

Kevin Short, bass-baritone

PROGRAM

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 8, Symphony of a Thousand

DESCRIPTION

It's a farewell concert for the ages. The Grant Park Music Festival's Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar steps down after 25 storied years. And with his usual flair, Carlos marshals a massive cast of friends for Gustav Mahler's glorious Symphony of a Thousand, including eight world-class soloists, the Grant Park Orchestra, the Gumpoldskirchner Spatzen children's chorus under the leadership of daughter Katja Kalmar and the Grant Park Chorus under Christopher Bell.

Organizer: Grant Park Music Festival

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