Concertgoers sprawl across the lawn in Grant Park, 1939.

Gala 75th Season Birthday Concert

Travel back in time to the year of the Grant Park Music Festival's founding in 1935, with a program that recreates the very first Grant Park orchestral concert.


Grant Park Orchestra

Carlos Kalmar, Conductor

TBD Guest Narrator


Wagner: Tannhäuser: Arrival Of The Guests, At The Wartburg

Thomas: Mignon: Overture

Alfven: Midsommarvaka, Op.19 (Midsummer Vigil; Swedish Rhapsody No. 1)

Glazunov: Ruses D’amour Ballet Suite: Introduction, Valse, Grand Pas Des Fiances

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2

Powell: Natchez-On-The-Hill, Three Virginia Country, Dances

German: Henry Viii: Three Dances: Morris Dance, Shepherd’s Dance, Torch Dance

J. Strauss, Jr.: On The Beautiful Blue Danube Op. 314

Meacham: American Patrol March

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This event is sponsored by:

JPMorgan Chase & Co.