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This week, Riccardo Muti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a concert of concertos featuring musicians of the CSO. The program begins with Vivaldi’s Piccolo Concerto and Ken Benshoof’s Concerto in Three Movements for Piccolo and Orchestra featuring Jennifer Gunn. Later, Maestro Muti leads the entire Orchestra in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2. The program continues with the world premiere of Jim Stephenson’s Bass Trombone Concerto featuring Charles Vernon. Gershwin’s An American in Paris rounds out the program.

Vivaldi Piccolo Concerto in C Major, RV 444
Jennifer Gunn, piccolo
Benshoof Concerto in Three Movements for Piccolo and Orchestra
Jennifer Gunn, piccolo
Beethoven Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36
Stephenson Bass Trombone Concerto
Charles Vernon, trombone
World premiere
Gershwin An American in Paris

Riccardo Muti, conductor
Originally recorded at concerts in June 2019

This program will be available until February 24, 2021.

Brian Wise is the producer for CSO Radio broadcasts.

Program notes for this week’s program can be found here.

Performer Biographies
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Jennifer Gunn, piccolo
Charles Vernon, trombone

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