THE MAMBO KINGS: HOT LATIN NIGHTS, AUGUST 7 AT 6:30 PM IN MILLENNIUM PARK
GRANT PARK MUSIC FESTIVAL PRESENTS
“THE MAMBO KINGS: HOT LATIN NIGHTS”
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7 AT 6:30 PM IN MILLENNIUM PARK
The Mambo Kings and The Grant Park Orchestra bring together tunes of
Afro-Cuban jazz, American jazz, The Beatles, and Gershwin
Grant Park Music Festival heats up this summer withThe Mambo Kings: Hot Latin Nights, where The Mambo Kingsand the Grant Park Orchestrabring Tito Puento’s burning Afro-Cuban jazz to the stage, along with the rhythmic playfulness of American jazz great Dave Brubeck, the pop strains of The Beatles, andCuban Overtureby Gershwin. This concert is led by Artistic Conductor and Principal ConductorCarlos Kalmar, on Wednesday, August 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.
The concert is accompanied by a pre-concert lecture, from5:30 - 6:00 p.m. at Chase Promenade North Tent on the west end of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, as well as anAssociates Council Concert After Party, from 8:00pm - 10:00 p.m. at Jay Pritzker Pavilion, which will bring Chicago’s young professionals together for an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and mingling after the performance.
Patrons can order One Night Member Passes for reserved seats, starting at $26, by calling312.742.7647or going online to gpmf.organd selecting their own seat down front in the member section of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Membership support helps to keep the Festival free for all. For every Grant Park Music Festival concert, there are seats that are free and open to the public in Millennium Park’s Seating Bowl and on the Great Lawn, available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The open rehearsal of The Mambo Kings: Hot Latin Nights will take place on Wednesday, August 7 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in Millennium Park. Audiences are welcome to sit in the Pavilion Seating Bowl during rehearsal, and Festival docents will be on site to talk about the program during rehearsal breaks.
George Gershwin: Cuban Overture Richard DeLaney: Melodia Dave Brubeck, arr. DeLaney: Blue Rondo à la Turk John Lennon and Paul McCartney, arr. DeLaney: Day Tripper Richard DeLaney: Marinera Michel Camilo: Caribe Richard DeLaney: Danzón a la Antigua Rafael Hernandez, arr. DeLaney: El Cumbanchero Tito Puente, arr. DeLaney: Oye Como Va
The City of Chicago has implemented a security perimeter and bag check policy for all concerts and events that take place at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Entrances and bag check lines will open at 4:30 p.m. for this concert. For a complete list of prohibited items, visitgpmf.org/prohibited.
For more than 80 years, the Grant Park Music Festival has been Chicago’s summer musical sensation, demonstrating that classical music, performed by a world-class orchestra and chorus can have a transformative impact on the city. Showcased in the city’s most spectacular setting, the Festival continues to be the summer gathering place for all of Chicago. The Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park is the official home of the Grant Park Music Festival, with free seats available for every concert. The 2019 season began on June 12and runs through August 17.
For more information about the Grant Park Music Festival, including membership, One Night Passes and group seating, visit gpmf.orgor call312.742.7647.For additional information, visit the Grant Park Music Festival Facebook page or follow the Festival on Twitter @gpmf.