Of Czech composer Johann Baptist Vanhal’s Double Bass Concerto in D Major, CSO Principal Bass Alexander Hanna observes in this short video intervew: “The energy of the piece is very upbeat, and it has a similar sound or flavor of a Mozart violin concerto. I think Chicago audiences will love this work. It’s a charming piece of music.”

    Hanna will perform the Vanhal concerto in CSO concerts Dec. 17-19 under guest conductor James Conlon. For more information, click here.