Doctor of Musical Arts Candidate, Zsolt Szabo was recently named Principal Trombone of the Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra. Directed by Alan Hetherington, the Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra performs several concerts per year in the Chicago area. The orchestra is made up of many of the top orchestral and freelance musicians of the Chicago area.
This photo is of Zsolt warming up before a rehearsal for the recent November 4th concert which included Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture, Sibelius’ Symphony No. 4, and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9.
Update: Chicago Tribune review of Ars Viva’s recent performance.
Update 2: Chicago Classical Review‘s write-up of last week’s concert.