Hrůša Conducts Mahler 9

Jakub Hrůša leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Orchestra Hall

Todd Rosenberg Photography

This week, Jakub Hrůša returns to the CSO podium to lead Mahler's Ninth Symphony. Opening the broadcast, we hear Caroline Shaw's Boris Kerner, performed by the Assistant Principal Cello Ken Olsen and Principal Percussion Cynthia Yeh, followed by Adolphus Hailstork's Arabesques, featuring the Second Flute Emma Gerstein and Cynthia Yeh. 

Broadcast available through March 10, 2027

Shaw Boris Kerner
Keneth Olsen cello
Cynthia Yeh percussion

Haistork Arabesques
Emma Gerstein flute
Cynthia Yeh percussion

Mahler Symphony No. 9 
Jakub Hrůša conductor
June 2023

Brian Wise producer
Charlie Post audio engineer
Lisa Simeone host


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