Preview: "For 2017 Grant Park Music Festival, music and finances join in sunny harmony"

Brett Mitchell will make his debut with the Grant Park Orchestra in July 2017 with a program of Kenji Bunch, Saint-Saëns, and Copland.

Brett Mitchell will make his debut with the Grant Park Orchestra in July 2017 with a program of Kenji Bunch, Saint-Saëns, and Copland.

The Chicago Tribune has published a preview of the Grant Park Music Festival's 2017 season, including details about Brett Mitchell's debut with the Grant Park Orchestra:

Classical buffs have long appreciated Grant Park as a place to discover conductors who are creating buzz in the outside music world but, for one reason or another, have not been heard in Chicago. Three such podium debuts are highly anticipated this summer — those of Fawzi Haimor, Simone Young and Brett Mitchell....

Mitchell, associate conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra and music director of its youth orchestra, will become the fourth music director of the Colorado Symphony beginning this fall. He will make his Grant Park bow July 19 with a program of Copland, Bunch and Saint-Saëns.

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