Muti, Pokorny & Schubert 9
Jun 15 - Jun 17, 2023
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Schubert's magnificent final symphony and J. Strauss Jr.'s Overture to Indigo and the Forty Thieves bookend this program with distinctive Viennese touches. CSO Principal Tuba Gene Pokorny takes the spotlight in a concerto written for him by Lalo Schifrin (best known for his Mission: Impossible theme), which incorporates Baroque and jazz influences.

  • Venue
    Symphony Center
  • Price Range
  • Length
    2 hours
  • Preconcert Conversation
    with Carl Grapentine
Thursday, June 15, 2023
7:30 PM
Friday, June 16, 2023
1:30 PM
Saturday, June 17, 2023
8:00 PM
J. Strauss, Jr.

Overture to Indigo and the Forty Thieves


Tuba Concerto


Symphony No. 9 (Great)

Music Director
The CSO’s music director position is endowed in perpetuity by a generous gift from the Zell Family Foundation.
Principal Tuba
The Arnold Jacobs Principal Tuba Chair, endowed by Christine Querfeld


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Preconcert Conversations

Explore the music in the free preconcert conversation featuring Carl Grapentine in Orchestra Hall 75 minutes before the performance. The conversation will last approximately 30 minutes. No additional tickets are needed.


These concerts are generously sponsored by the Zell Family Foundation.

The appearance of Gene Pokorny is made possible by the Grainger Fund for Excellence.

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