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Wed, Jun 19

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Millennium Park | Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Grant Park Music Festival | Songs of Freedom

Music and the struggle for freedom go hand in hand. Here, Carlos Kalmar pairs overtures written for Beethoven's French Revolution-era drama Fidelio with two works championing freedom and social justice in our own country: Jessie Montgomery's Five Freedom Songs, based on the historical anthology ...

Grant Park Music Festival | Songs of Freedom
Grant Park Music Festival | Songs of Freedom

Time & Location

Jun 19, 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 

Carlos Kalmar, conductor 

Karen Slack, soprano

PROGRAM

Ludwig van Beethoven: Overture to Fidelio 

Margaret Bonds: The Montgomery Variations 

Jessie Montgomery: Five Freedom Songs 

Ludwig van Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3

DESCRIPTION

Music and the struggle for freedom go hand in hand. Here, Carlos Kalmar pairs overtures written for Beethoven's French Revolution-era drama Fidelio with two works championing freedom and social justice in our own country: Jessie Montgomery's Five Freedom Songs, based on the historical anthology Slave Songs of the United States, and Chicago-composer Margaret Bonds' Montgomery Variations, dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Organizer: Grant Park Music Festival

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