Event Type Symphonic Concert
26aug6:00 pm8:00 pmEvent Type Free Concert,Symphonic ConcertInaugural Millennium Park Residency: Somos un Solo PuebloJay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 606016:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chicago Philharmonic Puerto Rican Arts Alliance Latin Music Project Ensemble Cuerdas Clásicas AfriCaribe Roselin Pabón Conductor Sergio Cárdenas Conductor & Composer This concert is free thanks to generous people
Puerto Rican Arts Alliance
Latin Music Project Ensemble
Roselin Pabón Conductor
Sergio Cárdenas Conductor & Composer
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Chicago Philharmonic in partnership with the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance, Cuerdas Clásicas, and AfriCaribe to present Somos un Solo Pueblo, Mexico y Puerto Rico, on August 26, 2023 as part of the inaugural Millennium Park Residency Program.
The one-of-a-kind symphonic concert honors and celebrates Chicago’s vibrant and diverse Puerto Rican and Mexican communities with the full Chicago Philharmonic and guests on the iconic Chicago Jay Pritzker Pavilion stage.
Emeritus Puerto Rico Symphony Conductor Roselin Pabón from San Juan, Puerto Rico and Symphony Conductor & Composer Sergio Cárdenas from Cd. Victoria, Mexico will present a cross-culture repertoire including popular Puerto Rican songs like Preciosa, plus Bomba and Plena music.
Chicago groups Latin Music Project Ensemble, Cuerdas Clásicas and AfriCaribe will join in the celebration onstage with guest artists from Mexico and Puerto Rico.
We also invite our audience to stay tuned for other advance “pop-up” music presentations that will soon be scheduled in the Millennium Park grounds.
About Roselin Pabón, Conductor
Photo from PRAA’s first collaboration with Chicago Philharmonic in 2021 for our concert San Juan to Chicago.
Music Director Emeritus of the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra in San Juan, Roselín Pabón has distinguished himself as one of the most versatile conductors in the Caribbean and Latin America. In 2021, PRAA collaborated with the Chicago Philharmonic for San Juan to Chicago, which featured Pabón.
He is known for impacting the Puerto Rican youth. For more than three decades, Pabón acted as Associate Music Director of the Symphony Orchestra in San Juan, and has been very important in the orchestra’s development and artistic growth.
About Sergio Cárdenas, Composer and Conductor
Sergio Cardenas is a world-renowed Mexican conductor, composer and professor. He has worked with many orchestras around the world.
About Alan Pingarrón, Tenor
Alan Pingarrón is a Mexican tenor known for interpretation of classical pieces. He has performed on several occasions at the Palace of Fine Arts and in the most important theaters, and festivals in Mexico.
This program is made possible by a grant from the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events with funding from the Millennium Park Foundation and the Pritzker Foundation.
(Saturday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
30sep7:30 pm10:30 pmEvent Type Symphonic ConcertChicago Philharmonic x Tank and the BangasAuditorium Theatre, 50 East Ida B. Wells Drive Chicago, IL 60605 Event Organized ByChicago Philharmonic7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Grammy-nominated in 2020 as “Best New Artist,” New Orleans-based Tank and The Bangas are quickly gaining wide acclaim with an incredibly uncategorical soulful mixture of R&B, hip-hop and spoken-word that’s
Grammy-nominated in 2020 as “Best New Artist,” New Orleans-based Tank and The Bangas are quickly gaining wide acclaim with an incredibly uncategorical soulful mixture of R&B, hip-hop and spoken-word that’s fused into an atomically combustible energetic live performance. Led by the incomparable Tarriona “Tank” Ball, Tank and The Bangas is joined by Chicago’s “Ferrari of orchestras” to newly unleash their music as a massive orchestral concert experience.
This concert is rescheduled from February 18. For questions, please contact Auditorium Theatre Ticket Services at (312) 341-2300.
About Tank and the Bangas
Grammy-nominated in 2020 as “Best New Artist,” New Orleans-based Tank and The Bangas are quickly gaining wide acclaim with an incredibly uncategorical soulful mixture of R&B, hip-hop and spoken-word that’s fused into an atomically combustible energetic live performance. Members of Tank and the Bangas met at a New Orleans open mic show called Liberation Lounge at now closed Blackstar Cafe and Books in the Algiers neighborhood of New Orleans. They debuted as a band in 2011. In 2017, out of more than 6,000 acts entered in NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest, the judges came to a unanimous decision in choosing the Tank and the Bangas for the top honor. Led by the infectiously positive Tarriona “Tank” Ball, the genre-defying group blends clever spoken wordplay with laidback grooves and beautiful melodies to create a progressive sound that defies a single categorization.
(Saturday) 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
50 East Ida B. Wells Drive Chicago, IL 60605
14oct7:30 pm10:00 pmEvent Type Symphonic ConcertChicago Philharmonic presents Ryan Speedo GreenHarris Theater, 205 E Randolph Street Chicago, IL 60601 Event Organized ByChicago Philharmonic7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Chicago Philharmonic Scott Speck Conductor Ryan Speedo Green Bass-baritone Secure your tickets now. Chicago Philharmonic and Artistic Director & Principal Conductor Scott Speck are thrilled to
Scott Speck Conductor
Ryan Speedo Green Bass-baritone
Chicago Philharmonic and Artistic Director & Principal Conductor Scott Speck are thrilled to welcome two-time Grammy Award winning bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green. In an epoch-spanning concert performance, Green sings selections from opera and musical masterworks with Chicago’s dynamic, musician-led orchestra at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance.
- Peculiar Grace Fire Shut Up in my Bones
- What Makes a Man a Man Champion
- Studia il passo, O mio figlio Macbeth
- Basilio’s aria La calunnia The Barber of Seville
- Vecchia zimarra senti La Bohème
- Die Frist ist um Flying Dutchman
Green has established himself as one of the great bass-baritones in a generation, praised for his rich tone and commanding stage presence. He makes his leading role debut at the Metropolitan Opera this April in Terence Blanchard’s critically acclaimed Champion, and has made solo appearances with the New York Philharmonic, the Opéra national de Paris, and the LA Philharmonic. Green won his second Grammy Award for the role of Uncle Paul in Terence Blanchard’s groundbreaking Fire Shut Up in My Bones at the Met Opera in a performance Opera Wire praised as “simply a revelation”.
“From his first moment onward, Ryan Speedo Green’s booming bass was simply a revelation…it grabs you and holds your attention with its richness and size.” – Opera Wire
About Ryan Speedo Green
Grammy Award winning bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green has quickly established himself as an artist of international demand at the world’s leading opera houses. The 2022 – 2023 season sees Mr. Green’s first leading role at the Metropolitan Opera starring as Emile Griffith in Terrence Blanchard’s Champion, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and directed by James Robinson. Mr. Green also makes his house debut at Opéra national de Paris singing Kurwenal in Tristan und Isolde, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, and his house debut at Bayerische Staatsoper as Varlaam in Boris Godunov. He also returns to Washington National Opera to sing Ferrando in a new production of Il Trovatore and Orest in a new production of Elektra. Orchestral engagements include Kurwenal in Tristan und Isolde with the LA Philharmonic, his debut with the New York Philharmonic in the world premiere of a piece by Courtney Bryan written for him, Mussorgsky’s Songs and Dances of Death at Carnegie Hall with Daniele Rustioni conducting the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and excerpts from Blanchard’s Champion with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Chamber Ensemble at Carnegie Hall, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Mr. Green also appears as a featured artist on the Richard Tucker Gala, and with the Peoria Symphony for Beethoven’s Symphony Number 9. This academic season sees Mr. Green as an artist in residence with Florida State University, which will include master classes with vocal students and a solo recital.
Honors and awards include National Grand Finals winner of the 2011 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, a 2014 George London Foundation Award, a 2014 Annenberg grant recipient, a 2014 Gerda Lissner Foundation First Prize winner, both the Richard and Sara Tucker Grants from the Richard Tucker Foundation, and a finalist in the Palm Beach Opera Competition. Mr. Green was also the first Artist in Residence for the Texas Opera Alliance, where he held masterclasses and community events for Houston Grand Opera, Dallas Opera, Austin Opera, Fort Worth Opera, and Opera San Antonio.
A native of Suffolk, Virginia, Mr. Green received a Master of Music degree from Florida State University, a Bachelor of Music degree from the Hartt School of Music, and was a member of the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. Mr. Green currently sits on the Board of Regents at University of Hartford.
(Saturday) 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
205 E Randolph Street Chicago, IL 60601