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Chicago Sinfonietta 30th Anniversary Concert
  • Chicago Sinfonietta kicks off its anniversary season with a birthday celebration at Millennium Park honoring artists and works from the orchestra’s 30-year history. Led by Mei-Ann Chen, this eclectic program begins with Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4, Italian, the first work the Sinfonietta ever performed as an orchestra in 1987 followed by Christopher Brubeck’s Interplay for Three Violins performed by famed Celtic violinist Liz Carroll, Chicago Sinfonietta violinist James Sanders and award winning young violinist Adé Williams. The first half continues with Pablo de Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen also featuring Adé Williams and concludes with William Grant Still’s Humor. The orchestra switches gears for the second half as punk marching band Mucca Pazza joins for Andy Deitrich’s War of Amusements followed by an epic battle of the bands between the orchestra and Mucca Pazza to the tune of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet Suite. The celebration concludes with not one but four grand finales in a compilation featuring classical music’s most epic endings: Jacques Offenbach’s Can Can, Edvard Grieg’s In the Hall of the Mountain King, Gioachino Rossini’s William Tell Overture and Ottorino Respighi’s Pines of Rome.

Chicago Sinfonietta 30th Anniversary Concert
  • Location: Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park
  • Address: 201 E. Randolph St.
  • August 23, 2017
  • Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park
  • Free