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Marin Alsop Leads Grant Park Music Festival’s MacArthur Program Celebration

alsopDirector of the Graduate Conducting Program Marin Alsop will lead the Grant Park Music Festival’s week-long celebration of the MacArthur Foundation’s Fellowship Program (“genius grants”), showcasing programming specially curated by Maestra Alsop for festival audiences. On Wednesday, July 20, she will conduct the Grant Park Orchestra with cellist Alisa Weilerstein in Azul composed by Osvaldo Golijov and the multimedia work LIFE: A Journey Through Time, with imagery by acclaimed wildlife photographer Frans Lanting set to music by composer Philip Glass. On July 22 and 23, Maestra Alsop and jazz violinist Regina Carter explore immigration and assimilation through music by Duke Ellington, on a program that is anchored by Dvořák’s New World Symphony.

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