interMISSION @ the CSO, Episode 4, Little Giant

"If someone didn’t know what the piccolo was, I’d compare it to a recorder," says Jennifer Gunn. "It’s a very sweet addition … it's a glow on the top of the orchestra."

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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.

If you’ve listened to this podcast episode and enjoyed the music of the CSO, but wondered about which recordings were used, the chart below reveals chronologically within the episode where each recording is heard.

Also, if you would like to listen to those recordings in their entirety, a Spotify playlist follows the chart, allowing you to access the tracks directly. Thanks for listening.

Podcast Start Time Composer Title Conductor
:01 Mahler Symphony No. 1, 1st mvmt. Haitink
:47 Verdi Nabucco: Overture  Muti
2:08 Ravel Daphnis et Chloe: Lever du jour Martinon
5:13 Ravel Daphnis et Chloe: Lever du jour Martinon
6:16 Mahler Symphony No. 9, 4th mvmt. Boulez
10:05 Bruckner Symphony No. 9, 1st mvmt. Muti
12:08 Prokofiev Lieutenant Kijé Suite: 1. Naissance de Kijé Abbado
14:19 Rossini Semiramide: Overture Solti
15:07 Beethoven Symphony No. 9, 4th mvmt. Solti
18:13 Shostakovich Symphony No. 8, 2nd mvmt. Solti
21:12 Debussy Bolero Solti
23:26 Stravinksy The Firebird: Dance of the Firebird Boulez
26:22 Ravel Mother Goose: The Fairy Garden Martinon
29:32 Verdi Mefistofele: Prelude Muti
29:56 Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3, 4th mvmt. Solti
31:01 Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn: Var. 5 Barenboim