Carlos Kalmar, principal conductor of the Grant Park Orchestra

Flight of the Bumblebee

Enjoy the buzzing sounds of Rimsky-Korsakov’s famed Flight of the Bumblebee from his opera, The Tale of Tsar Saltan, along with Morton Gould’s playful Cowboy Rhapsody. The evening opens with the folktale-inspired Variations on a Balkan Theme by Amy Beach.


Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar
, Principal Conductor


Amy Beach: Variations on a Balkan Theme
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Suite from The Tale of Tsar Saltan
Morton Gould: Cowboy Rhapsody

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