Esteban Batallán and John Hagstrom, trumpet; David Griffin, horn; Michael Mulcahy, trombone; Gene Pokorny, tuba

CSO Brass Quintet

  • G.F. Telemann (1681-1767); trans. by Gunter Carlier - Trio Sonata in g minor
  • Largo
  • Allegro
  • Cantabile
  • Allegro
  • James Mattern (b. 1936) - Sonata Breve (1973)
  • Moderately fast Fast
  • Fast
  • Very Slow
  • Moderately fast
  • Derek Bourgeois (1941-2017) - Sonata
  • Allegro vivace
  • Andante piangevole
  • Maestoso; allegro molto con brio
  • Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975); trans. by Donald Sipe - String Quartet No.3, op. 73 (1946)
  • III. Allegro non troppo
  • Enrique Crespo (b. 1941) - Suite Americana No. 1
  • Ragtime
  • Bossa Nova
  • Vals Peruano
  • Son de Mexico

Continuing a legacy which began in 1951, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet defines the distinctive and world-renowned “Chicago brass sound.” Whether playing to full capacity audiences at their home in Chicago’s Symphony Center or performing internationally, the CSO Brass Quintet is celebrated for programs that both enlighten and entertain concertgoers. Recent tours have included sold-out concerts in Japan, China, Taiwan, and Mexico. In the summer of 2024, the quintet makes its European festival debut in Ravenna (Italy) followed by master classes and concerts at the Galicia (Spain) Brass Festival. The group will soon release its first recording ”Live from Tokyo” recorded there in 2023 in the acoustically superb Kioi Concert Hall. In January 2024, the CSO Brass Quintet provided fanfare for an event hosted by France’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs bestowing the “Commander of the Legion of Honor” on Maestro Riccardo Muti. All five members of the quintet are highly sought after brass pedagogues who hold positions at prestigious universities such as Northwestern, DePaul, and Roosevelt.

About the Rush Hour Concerts

Rush Hour Concerts are made possible through the generosity of the Zell Family Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Illinois Arts Council Agency and contributions from individual donors.

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