Evening Concert

Gene Pokorny Plays Vaughan Williams’ “Tuba Concerto” with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra


Tonight at 7:00 on the Evening Concert on WILL-FM 90.9 CSO Principal Tubist Gene Pokorny is the soloist in Vaughan Williams’ “Tuba Concerto” with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The concerto was initially "viewed as the eccentric idea of an aging composer". It’s now one of Vaughan Williams' most popular works. It was writtne in 1954 so last year the work celebrated it's 50th anniversary. You've never heard a tuba played so melifluously.

Tuesday June 16: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO #15-24)

A Tribute to Arnold Jacobs (Principal Tubist, CSO, 1944-88) (June 11, 1915 – Oct. 7, 1998)

Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony, Op. 110a (Jaap van Zweden, conductor)

Vaughan Williams: Tuba Concerto in F Minor (Gene Pokorny, tuba; Jaap van Zweden, conductor)

Wagner: Prelude to Act I from Der Meistersinger (Fritz Reiner, conductor)

Prokofiev: “Battle on the Ice” from Alexander Nevsky (Fritz Reiner, conductor)

Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra Movement II. Giuoco delle coppie (Fritz Reiner, conductor)

Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche (Sir Georg Solti, conductor)

Respighi: Fountains of Rome (Fritz Reiner, conductor)