Independence Day Salute

Independence Day Salute

Prepare for a sensory feast as Christopher Bell and the Grant Park Orchestra observe the nation’s birthday with rousing marches and patriotic anthems including Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever, the Armed Forces Salute and more. 


Grant Park Orchestra
Christopher Bell, Conductor
Mary Stolper, Flute
John Orduna, Baritone


Robert Wendell: From Sea to Shining Sea
Arr. Robert Lowden: Armed Forces Salute
Arr. Carmen Dragon: America the Beautiful
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture
John Philip Sousa: Stars and Stripes Forever

This concert is part of the Festival HD series. This concert is being broadcast live on 98.7WFMT and streamed live at

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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.