Prokofiev's Cinderella & Vine's Five Hallucinations

Oct 6

8:00 PM

Franck, Vine, Prokofiev

Thursday, October 6, 2016

James Gaffigan, "a talented force to be reckoned with" (The Examiner), conducts the world premiere of Australian composer Carl Vine's trombone concerto Five Hallucinations. CSO trombonist Michael Mulcahy, who hails from Sydney, Australia, performs this special co-commission by the CSO and Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Gaffigan also leads Prokofiev's interpretation of the enchanting fairy tale Cinderella.

Note for the Newcomer: Composer Carl Vine's world premiere trombone concerto Five Hallucinations is inspired by author Oliver Sacks' book Hallucinations, which explores and discusses psychedelic hallucinatory experiences. Sacks also wrote New York Times bestseller Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain that was turned into a PBS series called "Musical Minds."


Franck Le chasseur maudit
Vine Five Hallucinations for Trombone and Orchestra [CSO Co-commission, World Premiere]
Prokofiev Selections from Cinderella

Preconcert Conversation Information

Preconcert conversation with Laura Stanfield Prichard
30 minute run-time

Thursday, October 6, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Friday, October 7, 12:15 p.m. Armour Stage
Saturday, October 8, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom

Additional Dates for this Program

Of the world-premiere trombone concerto Five Hallucinations, conductor James Gaffigan observes: "It’s clear that it’s really well-crafted. Many pieces I’ve done, there is so much work for the orchestra musicians to do. ... This piece is very realistic with the orchestration and how much time we have to put it together.” Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories

For the CSO's latest world premiere, Five Hallucinations, Michael Mulcahy helped to select Australian composer Carl Vine because the CSO trombonist thought that Vine would give him a genuinely expressive “voice”: “I wanted specifically a work that had a big dramatic impact.” Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories