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Friday, August 8

Northern Lights: Grant Park Music Festival

See the world premiere of "The Legend of the Northern Lights" by Grammy-nominated composer Christopher Theofanidis, inspired by the children's story on the origins of the aurora borealis. Journey to the arctic with awe-inspiring images by astronomer Dr. José Francisco Salgado shown on a state-of-the-art screen.

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Friday, August 8, 2014, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Saturday, August 9, 2014, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, Conductor

Rachmaninov: Symphony No.2
Theofanidis: The Legend of the Northern Lights (World Premiere)
Program Notes PDF
Friday's concert will be broadcast live on 98.7WFMT and streamed online at wfmt.com.

Adler Planetarium staff will be on hand in the SE corner of the Great Lawn each night with fun activities for the whole family. Learn more at adlerplanetarium.org!

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