Thursday, January 8, 2015

Chicago Classical Review: Grant Park Music Festival Performs William Grant Still's Symphony No. 3, 'The Sunday Symphony' July 29, 2015

William Grant Still (1895-1978)
(Library of Congress)

William Grant Still (1895-1978) is profiled at, which features a comprehensive Works List by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma,

William Grant Still (1895-1978)
Symphony No. 3, The Sunday Symphony
Fort Smith Symphony
John Jeter, Conductor
Naxos 8.559676 (2011)

Chicago Classical Review
Lawrence A. Johnson
Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Grant Park Music Festival’s 81st season will serve up a commissioned symphony premiere and a rarely heard English oratorio amid a typically deft and adventurous mix of symphonic standards and American repertory.

Carlos Kalmar, artistic director and principal conductor, will open the lakefront festival’s season June 17, kicking off ten weeks of music at the Pritzker Pavilion through August 22.


No arts organization in Chicago does more for American music than the Grant Park Music Festival, and such will be the case again in 2015. Kalmar will mark the centennial anniversary of David Diamond with the composer’s Rounds for string orchestra on July 3. In addition to the Bunch premiere, other American music on tap is Randall Thompson’s Symphony No. 2 (August 5), William Grant Still’s Symphony No. 3 (July 29), John Adams’ Lollapalooza (July 8) and Harmonielehre (August 7 and 8), and George Antheil’s Jazz Symphony (August 5). Also on the schedule is Gershwin’s Concerto in F (July 4), Bernstein’s Suite from Fancy Free (July 8), Andrew Norman’s Drip (June 17), Paul Schoenfield’s Four Parables (August 14 and 15), Jerry Goldsmith’s Fireworks (July 29) and Howard Hanson’s Elegy (August 19).

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Thanks, Bill--glad to have it.  [Judith Anne Still]

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