Important Update: Download program notes for tonight's concert to your mobile device!

Become a member

Your support helps bring spectacular classical music to Millennium Park.

Independence Celebration

Christopher Bell

Christopher Bell

This musical celebration of the meaning of America features many beloved favorites as well as a few surprises.


Grant Park Orchestra

Christopher Bell, Conductor

Artists From Remy Bumppo Theatre


Key/Smith: Star Spangled Banner 

Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man

Bagley: National Emblem March

Copland: Hoe-down from Rodeo

Sousa: Belle of Chicago

Arr. Lowden: Armed Forces Salute     

Offenbach: Can Can from Orpheus in the Underworld 

Wendel: St. Bailey’s Rag 

Cohan: Star Spangled Spectacular            

Ward/arr. Dragon: America the Beautiful

Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture

Sousa: The Stars and Stripes Forever

Program Notes PDF

Upcoming View All

Sat, Jul 26, 7:30pm

Slatkin Conducts Shostakovich

Mon, Jul 28, 6:30pm

National Youth Orchestra with Gil Shaham

Wed, Jul 30, 6:30pm

Symphonie Espagnole

Stay Tuned In