The Pittsburgh Symphony, after its whirlwind of a season, has announced the schedule for 2017-2018. One performance worth noting is the world premiere of a new tuba concerto written by Jennifer Higdon. Ms. Higdon is no stranger to Pittsburgh as she previously wrote a trombone concerto for the Principal Trombonist, Peter Sullivan.
This new tuba concerto will be performed by Craig Knox, Principal Tuba of the PSO, and conducted by Robert Spano, music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The performances will be given on March 16 and 18, 2018 (which, ironically, also features the PSO performing Berlioz’ Symphonie Fantastique).
Ms. Higdon is also currently working on a low brass concerto that will be premiered by the Chicago Symphony low brass section in 2018.