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Gene Pokorny performs VW Concerto - Nov 13, 2016

Postby joshwirt » Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:01 pm

Just wanted to let everyone know of an upcoming event featuring Gene Pokorny:

Resounding with magnificent music featuring the powerhouse of the orchestra—the Brass—this concert stars Chicago Symphony Orchestra Principal Tuba, Gene Pokorny, performing the Vaughan Williams Tuba Concerto with the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra as part of the our Brass Blowout II on Sunday, November 13!!

Also come experience the excitement of the World Premiere of “Brass Fanfare II” performed by Mr. Pokorny and area high school Brass players, commissioned especially for this occasion.

Program includes:

Verdi: La forza del destino - Overture
Vaughan Williams: Concerto for Bass Tuba and Orchestra
Soloist: Gene Pokorny, Tuba
Kalinnikov: Symphony no 1 in G minor


Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
Elmhurst, Illinois
Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 3:00 PM
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Re: Gene Pokorny performs VW Concerto - Nov 13, 2016

Postby tofu » Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:58 pm

joshwirt wrote:Just wanted to let everyone know of an upcoming event featuring Gene Pokorny:

Resounding with magnificent music featuring the powerhouse of the orchestra—the Brass—this concert stars Chicago Symphony Orchestra Principal Tuba, Gene Pokorny, performing the Vaughan Williams Tuba Concerto with the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra as part of the our Brass Blowout II on Sunday, November 13!!

Also come experience the excitement of the World Premiere of “Brass Fanfare II” performed by Mr. Pokorny and area high school Brass players, commissioned especially for this occasion.

Program includes:

Verdi: La forza del destino - Overture
Vaughan Williams: Concerto for Bass Tuba and Orchestra
Soloist: Gene Pokorny, Tuba
Kalinnikov: Symphony no 1 in G minor


Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
Elmhurst, Illinois
Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 3:00 PM


Where does one get tickets and how much are they?

For those unfamilar with Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church it is an excellent venue for music. I think when it was built a few years back sound and sight lines were the priorities in the design. There is truly no bad seat in the house and they are roomy, lot of room for your legs, comfortable and all offer excellent viewing. Parking is plentiful and wraps around the venue so all parking is a minimal of steps inside. I've been to several concerts here.

Don't know who currently conducts the Elmhurst Symphony, but for a long time it was Dale Clevenger, who was principal horn of the CSO.
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Re: Gene Pokorny performs VW Concerto - Nov 13, 2016

Postby Steve Marcus » Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:26 pm

tofu wrote:
joshwirt wrote:Don't know who currently conducts the Elmhurst Symphony, but for a long time it was Dale Clevenger of the CSO.


Unless there has been a recent change, the Music Director of the Elmhurst Symphony is Stephen Alltop.

Cyndi Stark is the tubist.
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Re: Gene Pokorny performs VW Concerto - Nov 13, 2016

Postby joshwirt » Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:42 pm

Tickets can be purchased here:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2553597

Yes, Stephen Alltop is the Music Director and just recently celebrated his 20th Season with the Elmhurst Symphony.

I'm playing tuba with the ESO this season.

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Re: Gene Pokorny performs VW Concerto - Nov 13, 2016

Postby joshwirt » Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:43 am

Just a friendly reminder of this concert coming up this Sunday...a fantastic opportunity for those in the Chicagoland area to come hear Gene Pokorny perform the VW Tuba Concerto (as well as some other fine brass playing on La Forza del Destino and the Kalinnikov Sym #1).

College and High School Students....you can get tickets for $9 w/student ID!!

Hope to see you all on Sunday!

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