Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass

Dec 20

8:00 PM

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The legendary brass section of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, renowned for its incredible power, matchless brilliance and dazzling virtuosity, performs a concert of symphonic masterworks and traditional favorites.

Thanks to all who contributed to the CSO Brass Hurricane Maria relief effort. Donations totaled just over $1300 for International Relief Teams (


Van der Roost Canzona from Tre Skizze
Tilson Thomas Street Song for Symphonic Brass
Higgins Sinfonietta for Brass Ensemble and Percussion
Rautavaara A Requiem in Our Time
Puccini, arr. Boyd Highlights from Turandot

As director of the annual CSO Brass concert, trombonist Michael Mulcahy covers musical terrain mapped long ago by the legendary Philip Farkas (horn), Adolph Herseth (trumpet), Arnold Jacobs (tuba) and others. That tradition continues. “There are a lot of personalities in our group, a variety of ideas. So the program is an amalgam of those ideas as well as the musicianship of the individual players,” Mulcahy said. "Those of us who are lucky enough to inherit the legacy are honored by the opportunity to do this concert." Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories


This concert is presented in collaboration with the Midwest Clinic, an International Band and Orchestra Conference.


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Chicago, IL 60604

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