Chicago Symphony to premiere Vine Trombone Concerto in October

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Inspired by Oliver Sacks’s fascinating exploration of atypical mental states ‘Hallucinations’, Vine’s Trombone Concerto will be premiered this October by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and James Gaffigan. The soloist will be renowned Australian trombonist, and long-time member of the Chicago Symphony, Michael Mulcahy.

Each movement of the 20-minute concerto is based on a different hallucination, from the ominous ‘Doppelganger’ to rather absurd ‘The lemonade speaks.’ An Australian premiere is scheduled for 2017.

In February the concerto was the subject of a feature in the Weekend Australian which can viewed online here