CSO Principal Bass Alexander Hanna explains in this video interview why he loves playing with the CSO bass section: “I think they’re the most interesting to watch. … When all of us are wailing on a low C, it’s an incredible sound.”

Later this month, in CSO concerts Dec. 17-19 under guest conductor James Conlon, Hanna will be the soloist in Czech composer Johann Baptist Vanhal’s Double Bass Concerto in D Major, “a fresh and dynamic staple of the double bass repertoire.”