Bienen School professor of trombone Michael Mulcahy will premiere Australian composer Carl Vine's Five Hallucinations for Trombone and Orchestra on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 8 p.m. with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by James Gaffigan.
Tickets for the premiere and the additional Chicago performances on October 7 at 1:30 p.m. and October 8 at 8 p.m. are available through the CSO box office at 312-294-3000 or http://cso.org.
Co-commissioned by the CSO and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Five Hallucinations is a musical exploration of various hallucinatory states inspired by the writings of British-American neurologist Oliver Sacks. Mulcahy will also perform the concerto with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Mark Wigglesworth, on April 5 and 6, 2017.
A native of Sydney, Michael Mulcahy is a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and principal trombone of the Grand Teton Music Festival.
Photo: Five Hallucinations composer Carl Vine (left) with trombonist Michael Mulcahy. Photo by Hollie Adams.