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Baroque in the Park Free Concert
September 10, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Music of the Baroque (MOB), in association with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, opens its 51st Season with its second “Baroque in the Park” open-air performance at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion (201 E. Randolph St.) on Friday, Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m.
The concert will be conducted by MOB Music Director Dame Jane Glover. The program features the world premiere of MOB’s first commission, “Spectacle of Light,” composed by internationally acclaimed composer Stacy Garrop in honor of MOB’s 50thanniversary. The program also includes the opening movement of Vivaldi’s Gloria and the “Hallelujah” chorus from Handel’s “Messiah, featuring the Music of the Baroque ensemble with the Strong Voices Choir, comprised of singers from Chicago public high schools involved in MOB’s arts education program; and Chicago cellist Ifetayo Ali-Landing in her MOB debut, the final movement of Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1.
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