Several Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians share stories about how they turn the risks of performing into the rewards of expressing great musical energy to the audience. Featured are Esteban Batallán (principal trumpet), Patricia Dash (percussion), Jennifer Gunn (flute and piccolo), Lawrence Neuman (viola), James Smelser (horn) and John Bruce Yeh (assistant principal clarinet). They pinpoint a few places in the orchestra’s repertoire that can be troublesome and discuss how they approach these risky moments to perform at their best!

Produced by CSO trumpet John Hagstrom and multimedia editor Scott Brewer, Intermission at the CSO is available on Simplecast, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify and other popular podcast platforms.