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TUBA
CONCERTO

(1985)


NPR Radio Broadcast Composed by John Williams
Format: CD-R (Thanks to Gene Pokorny!) Gene Pokorny, soloist
Total Playing Time: ca. 17:00 Conducted by Leonard Slatkin
Date: Jan 3, 2008 St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Cat. No. CP30-297 1988

Dedicated to Chester Schmitz.


Tuba Concerto
- Dedicated to Chester Schmitz, principal tuba player of the Boston Pops.
- The concerto was composed for the Boston Pops' 100th anniversary.
- The world premiere by the Boston Pops conducted by John Williams
   (with Chester Schmitz on tuba) was on May 8, 1985.

Gene Pokorny
- Gene Pokorny is principal tubist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
- In 1983, he recorded "Jabba the Hutt's Theme" with the Utah Symphony Orchestra
  conducted by Varujan Kojian for the album "The STAR WARS Trilogy".




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