Jennifer Gunn has been a Chicago Symphony Orchestra member since 2005, performing on the flute and piccolo. She shares the dramatic story of how she won the audition for her position and pays tribute to Walfrid Kujala, her famous predecessor. She also gives advice to aspiring performers, explains how she prepares her parts in advance of rehearsals and talks about why she loves the live CSO concert experience.

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

TOP: Jennifer Gunn takes a bow during a Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert. | ©Todd Rosenberg Photography