Muti Conducts An American in Paris & Tchaikovsky

Jun 13

8:00 PM

Gershwin, Stephenson, Tchaikovsky

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Riccardo Muti leads Gershwin’s cinematic An American in Paris and Tchaikovsky's inventive Suite No. 3. Also on the program is the world premiere of a bass trombone concerto by James Stephenson, a composer of “straightforward, unabashedly beautiful sounds” (The Boston Herald), featuring Charles Vernon of the world-famous Chicago Symphony Orchestra brass.


Gershwin An American in Paris
Stephenson Bass Trombone Concerto [World Premiere, CSO Commission]
Tchaikovsky Suite No. 3



Preconcert conversation with William White
30 minute run-time

Thursday, June 13, 6:45-7:15 Grainger Ballroom
Friday, June 14, 12:15-12:45 Armour Stage
Saturday, June 15, 6:45-7:15 Armour Stage

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These performances are made possible by the Juli Plant Grainger Fund for Artistic Excellence.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.