There’s still time to enter a Grant Park Music Festival’s cruise competition …
July 17, 2015 - Picnic Time
Music can ease a soul, or so it’s said, though can it assistance pleasure a tummy? Find out Jul 25 by entering a fourth annual Grant Park Music Festival Picnic Contest in Millennium Park.
The challenge: Throw a cruise desirous by a competition theme, A Danceable Feast — a curtsy to a folk dances that span with exemplary song of France, Italy and Austria.
Listen to one of a many famous examples: a tarantella that caps Camille Saint-Saens’ Piano Concerto No. 2., that a Grant Park Orchestra, led by guest conductor Emmanuel Villaume, will perform that evening.
Franz von Suppe’s proposition to Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 31, also famous as a Paris Symphony; and Georges Bizet’s Roma are also on a bill.
Picnic judges (from Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Grant Park Music Festival, Macy’s and Time Out Chicago) will collect a leader formed on who best embraces a Danceable Feast thesis by food, decorations and a crafty organisation name. Look to a pieces performed, a time period, a enlightenment of Paris, Vienna and Rome, and folk dances like a tarantella.
Last year, a organisation led by Chicago proprietor Meegan Scovell won for a “Cuckoo for Beethoven” cruise widespread to salute a master’s Symphony No. 6. This work, famous as a Pastoral Symphony, incorporates song that sounds like bird calls. That’s what a organisation honed in on, going so distant as to conform birds nests from chocolate and Chinese noodles.
“Going over a top, being a small exaggerated, goes a prolonged way,” Scovell says. “Get to know a square of music. It’s unequivocally about, we think, doing a small bit of work bargain because a composer wrote a piece.” She also suggests looking during what dishes were renouned in a time and place a composer was composing.
The leader will get a $100 present label from Macy’s, a cruise contest’s sponsor, and a tradition present basket from The Wine Shop during Macy’s. Two runners-up will any get a $50 present label to Macy’s and festival merchandise.
Both a unison and a competition are free.
Register by Jul 23 with this form. Setup starts during 4 p.m., and judging takes place during 6 p.m. before a unison starts during 7:30 p.m. Winners will be announced during intermission.
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