On this week’s program, Riccardo Muti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in the world premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s Low Brass Concerto, commissioned by the CSO and featuring CSO principal trombone Jay Friedman, Michael Mulcahy, Charles Vernon, and principal tuba Gene Pokorny. The program also includes Stravinsky’s Scherzo fantastique; Chausson’s Poem of Love and the Sea, featuring soloist Clémentine Margaine; and Britten’s Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes. Rounding out the program, Fritz Reiner conducts Bartók’s Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta from a 1958 RCA recording.

Stravinsky Scherzo fantastique, Op. 3
Higdon Low Brass Concerto
Jay Friedman, trombone; Michael Mulcahy, trombone; Charles Vernon, bass trombone; Gene Pokorny, tuba
Chausson Poem of Love and the Sea, Op. 19
Clémentine Margaine, mezzo-soprano
Britten Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Op. 33a
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Originally recorded at concerts in February 2018

Bartók Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta
Fritz Reiner, conductor

This program will be available until September 24, 2019.

Brian Wise is the producer for CSO Radio broadcasts.

Program notes for Stravinsky’s Scherzo fantastique, Higdon’s Low Brass Concerto, Chausson’s Poem of Love and the Sea, and Britten’s Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes can be found here.

Performer Biographies
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Jay Friedman, trombone
Michael Mulcahy, trombone
Charles Vernon, bass trombone
Gene Pokorny, tuba
Clémentine Margaine, mezzo-soprano
Fritz Reiner, conductor

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TOP: Riccardo Muti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra  | © Todd Rosenberg 2018