Conrad Tao, piano

Copland Rodeo

Take a virtual trip out west for music from one of Aaron Copland’s “cowboy ballets,” as well as  Edward McDowell’s suite based on Native American melodies. The 24-year-old brilliant pianist Conrad Tao returns to the Festival to perform Shostakovich’s delightful Piano Concerto No. 2.


Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar
, Principal Conductor
Conrad Tao, Piano


Edward MacDowell: Suite No. 2, Indian
Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2
Aaron Copland: Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo

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