6/30, 7/2 -- Grant Park Chorus performances | Bleader

6/30, 7/2 -- Grant Park Chorus performances

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WFMT’s Bill McGlaughlin, whose radio show Reader critic Barbara Yaross calls "one of the most compelling and informative classical-music programs in the country," will join the Grant Park Chorus for a free concert Tuesday at the Harris Theater (205 E. Randolph) at 6:30 PM. 

Yaross writes: "The program opens with pieces by Hovhaness, Corigliano, and Lauridsen as well as an early Copland—Four Motets, written in 1921, while he was a student of Nadia Boulanger. Next the chorus will sing Paul Crabtree’s Five Romantic Miniatures (From The Simpsons), a portrayal of the cartoon characters’ inner selves that’s both hysterical (Lisa’s maniacally repetitive, singsongy 'I Like Langdon Alger') and tender (Homer’s 'Marge, I Need You'). The concert concludes with Samuel Barber’s Sure on This Shining Night (1938) and Steven Sametz’s gentle, jazz-infused I Have Had Singing (1993)."

Christopher Bell conducts. There will be a repeat performance Thursday, 7/2, same time and place.

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