Welcome to interMISSION @ the CSO, a new podcast hosted by CSO trumpet John Hagstrom. Premiering Sept. 21, the podcast will feature interviews with Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians and staff, plus guests closely connected with the CSO. It serves to bolster the CSO’s reputation as one of the world’s greatest orchestras, using behind-the-scenes stories that underscore the effort, talent and sacrifices required to create uplifting experiences for the concertgoer.

    Developed by Hagstrom and local producer Scott Brewer, the series may be accessed on the podcast platform of your choice, including Simplecast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon/Audible (coming soon) and of course, cso.org. Five initial episodes will be released biweekly on Mondays, beginning with the Sept. 21 episode, which examines the role of conductors, followed by the Oct. 5 episode, which features an interview with CSO horn James Smelser.