Next year is the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth and the 10th of Riccardo Muti’s leadership of the Chicago Symphony.
Season highlights, announced today:
Riccardo Muti conducts the complete Beethoven symphonies as part of a season-long celebration of the great composer’s 250th birthday.
A master of Italian opera, Muti leads a concert performance of Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and an international cast.
Celebrated guest conductors and artists join the CSO for electrifying performances of Carmina burana, Holst’s The Planets, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Ravel’s Boléro and much more.
Acclaimed pianists including Evgeny Kissin, Maurizio Pollini and Sir András Schiff perform the complete Beethoven piano sonatas on the Symphony Center Presents Piano series.