Presented by Grant Park Music Festival
Monday, July 28, 2014 | 6:30 PM
National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America
Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park
201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60602
The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America continues its coast-to-coast US tour with a performance at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park as part of the Grant Park Music Festival. The program begins with Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, a great American work that pulses with fiery rhythms but also includes some of the most tender love music ever written. The orchestra is then joined by Gil Shaham for Britten's Violin Concerto, an intense and virtuosic work written on the eve of World War II. Samuel Adams's innovative style is on display in Radial Play, a new work commissioned by Carnegie Hall, and Mussorgsky's perennial favorite Pictures at an Exhibition concludes the program.