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Millennium Park | Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Grant Park Music Festival | Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

It's an evening of tributes, with brilliant composers borrowing tunes by other brilliant composers to cast a spell of musical delights. Guest conductor Eric Jacobsen returns after acclaimed appearances in 2023 to lead the Grant Park Orchestra in one of the all-time greatest hits...

Grant Park Music Festival | Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Grant Park Music Festival | Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Time & Location

Jul 17, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

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

About The Event

FEATURING

Grant Park Orchestra

Eric Jacobsen, conductor 

Clayton Stephenson, piano

PROGRAM

Maurice Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin

Sergei Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini 

Paul Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber

DESCRIPTION

It's an evening of tributes, with brilliant composers borrowing tunes by other brilliant composers to cast a spell of musical delights. Guest conductor Eric Jacobsen returns after acclaimed appearances in 2023 to lead the Grant Park Orchestra in one of the all-time greatest hits of the piano world: Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, featuring the exciting rising-star virtuoso Clayton Stephenson. The concert opens with Ravel's tribute to the French Baroque, Le tombeau de Couperin, and closes with Paul Hindemith's barn-burning homage to Weber.

Organizer: Grant Park Music Festival

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