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Sir Georg Solti led the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s first trip to Australia in March 1988, sharing podium duties with Michael Tilson Thomas.

March 3, 1988 – Perth Concert Hall, Perth
March 9, 1988 – Adelaide Festival Center, Adelaide
March 17, 1988 – Sydney Opera House, Sydney
March 19, 1988 – Brisbane Concert Hall, Brisbane
Sir Georg Solti, conductor
GLINKA Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla
HUSA Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra
Adolph Herseth, trumpet
BARTÓK Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin, Op. 19
BRAHMS Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98

March 4, 1988 – Perth Concert Hall, Perth
March 7, 1988 –  Adelaide Festival Center, Adelaide
March 11, 1988 – Melbourne Concert Hall, Melbourne
March 16, 1988 – Sydney Opera House, Sydney
Sir Georg Solti, conductor
MAHLER Symphony No. 9

Michael Tilson Thomas and Solti at a press conference in Perth

March 5, 1988 – Perth Concert Hall, Perth
March 10, 1988 – Adelaide Festival Center, Adelaide
March 15, 1988 – Melbourne Concert Hall, Melbourne
March 18, 1988 – Sydney Opera House, Sydney
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b
IVES Symphony No. 3 (The Camp Meeting)
RACHMANINOV Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27

March 12, 1988 – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne
Sir Georg Solti, conductor
TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture, Op. 49
TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64

Several of the concerts included performances of Husa’s Trumpet Concerto, which received its world premiere in Chicago just prior to the tour on February 11. The concerto was made possible by an endowment fund established by the family of Edward F. Schmidt in his memory, and it was dedicated to Herseth, Solti, and the Orchestra.

Adolph “Bud” Herseth and Sir Georg rehearse Husa’s Trumpet Concerto in Perth

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