By: Brad Opland, CSO bass player since 1984
It is with a great deal of humility and gratitude that I use this forum to publicly thank the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for the opportunity to be a member of this remarkable institution.
I was fortunate to have joined the CSO at a time when Reiner’s “Old Guard” had recently transitioned into Solti’s “Chicagoans”. At twenty five I was sitting beside musicians of one of the “Big Five” orchestras in the United States and it was to say the least a dream come true.
It continues today with Maestro Muti at the helm of this incredible orchestra. The new Chicago Symphony is filled with the most talented musicians the music world has produced and the musical experience at Symphony Center is unsurpassed.
Please join us at Symphony Center in Chicago and tune into our radio and web broadcasts on WFMT.