Carlos Kalmar, Principal Conductor

Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet

Carlos Kalmar returns to lead the orchestra in a Shakespearean-inspired program, which includes the tales of Othello, Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet, as well as the classic Tristan und Isolde.


Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar
, Principal Conductor


Antonin Dvorák: Othello Overture
Richard Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
Richard Strauss: Macbeth
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Overture Fantasy

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Stargazing and Family Activities

Join us after the concert when the Chicago Astronomical Society leads views of Jupiter, Saturn and Mars from telescopes at the back of the Great Lawn. Before the concert, the Lurie Garden will be offering activities for young nature explorers and scientists. Learn more >


The City of Chicago has implemented a security perimeter and bag check policy for all concerts at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Changes have also been made to venue opening times and the prohibited items list. Please plan ahead and arrive early.

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