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The Chicago Symphony celebrates its late principal trumpeter Adolph "Bud" Herseth, July 2021

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Legendary Chicago Symphony Orchestra trumpeter Adolph "Bud" Herseth died in 2013, but we'll celebrate his life in the Chicago Symphony on July 29th at 8pm.

7/1       Brahms: Academic Festival Overture Sibelius: Violin Concerto Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2 (Hilary Hahn, v; Marin Alsop, cond)

7/8       J. Strauss, Jr.: Overture to Indigo and the Forty Thieves Verdi: Ballet Music from Macbeth Brahms: Symphony No. 2 Franck: Symphony (Riccardo Muti, cond)

7/15      Wagner: Overture to The Flying Dutchman Brahms: Double Concerto for Violin and Cello Schumann: Symphony No. 3, Rhenish Bruckner: Te Deum (Stephanie Jeong, v; Kenneth Olsen, c; Jessye Norman, s; Yvonne Minton, ms; David Rendall, t; Samuel Ramey, bs; Chicago Symphony Chorus; Duain Wolfe, dir; Daniel Barenboim & Riccardo Muti, cond)

7/22      Verdi: Overture to I vespri siciliani, Gli arredi festivi from Nabucco, Messa da Requiem
(Barbara Frittoli, s; Olga Borodina, ms; Mario Zeffiri, t; Ildar Abdrazakov, bs; Chicago Symphony Chorus; Duain Wolfe, dir; Riccardo Muti, cond)

7/29      Celebrating Adolph "Bud" Herseth's Centennial Mussorgsky: Pictures from an Exhibition Martin: Concerto for Seven Wind Instruments, Timpani, Percussion, and String Orchestra Ives: The Unanswered Question Haydn: Trumpet Concerto R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra (Donald Peck, f; Ray Still, ob; Clark Brody, cl; Willard Elliot, bn;  Adolph Herseth, tr; Dale Clevenger, hn; Jay Friedman, tn; Donald Koss, tim; Rafael Kubelik, Jean Martinon, Morton Gould, Claudio Abbado and Fritz Reiner, cond)

Watch this 2004 PBS conversation with Bud Herseth.