A Salute to Muti

September 25, 2022, 8:00 pm

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Riccardo Muti and the Chicago skyline
Riccardo Muti (Photo: Todd Rosenberg)

On September 19, 2010, Riccardo Muti officially began his tenure as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s tenth music director, leading a free concert in Millennium Park’s Pritzker Pavilion. To commemorate the beginning of Muti’s final season as music director, we re-create that concert with Verdi’s Overture to La forza del destino, Liszt’s Les préludes, Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, and Respighi’s Pines of Rome. Mussorgsky’s Pictures from an Exhibition — a work that concluded Muti’s 1973 debut with the CSO at the Ravinia Festival — rounds out the program.


All works conducted by Riccardo Muti

Verdi: Overture to La forza del destino

Liszt: Les préludes

Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet

Respighi: Pines of Rome

Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures from an Exhibition