Riccardo Muti and Italy

May 19, 2020, 8:00 pm

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Riccardo Muti conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus (Photo: Todd Rosenberg)

Riccardo Muti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in music from and about Italy in this retrospective program. Gustave Charpentier’s Impressions of Italy opens the program, followed by a suite from the film score to the 1963 period drama Il Gattopardo (The Leopard) by Nino Rota, a mentor to Riccardo Muti. To conclude, the Chicago Symphony Chorus is showcased—including two a cappella sections, Ave Maria and Laudi alla Vergine Maria—in Verdi’s Four Sacred Pieces.


Special Thanks to riccardomutimusic.com for their partnership in the presentation of the Maestro’s Choice CSO Radio series.