Riccardo Muti and Chicago Symphony dedicate Florida concert to victims of school shooting

On February 14, 2018, Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra dedicated a performance in West Palm Beach, Florida, to victims of the tragic school shooting that took place in nearby Parkland. At the beginning of the concert, which took place at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Muti addressed the audience saying: “The musicians of the Chicago Symphony …

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Announces 2018/19 Season, Muti Extends Contract Through 2022

Today, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association announced programming for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Center Presents 2018/19 season.

“Only beauty with a capital ‘B’ can save the world,” Riccardo Muti Reminds High Schoolers

17 year-old Rebecca Vazquez said that hearing the Chicago Symphony Orchestra perform at Lane Tech College Prep High School, where she is a student, is a “a once in a lifetime opportunity.” The orchestra performed there on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, as part of its efforts to bring music to communities throughout Chicago.

Riccardo Muti and CSO Dedicate Performance to Victims of Northern California Fires during West Coast Tour

From Kansas City to Los Angeles, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra has been spreading music across the country during the first of two U.S. tours during the 2017-18 season. This fall, the orchestra, led by Riccardo Muti, makes 9 stops in Kansas and the West Coast before embarking on an East Coast tour in early 2018. Yet the 2017 tour has …

Is Verdi’s Last Opera, ‘Falstaff,’ Also His Best?

Sometimes, composers save their best work for last. Is Verdi’s last opera, “Falstaff,” his best?