R I CCARDO MUT I
Music Director
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OCTOBER 4, 7:00
[NOTE SPECIAL TIME]
MUTI CONDUCTS
VERDI’S MACBETH
Riccardo Muti
conductor
Dario Solari
baritone (Macbeth)
Tatiana Serjan
soprano (Lady Macbeth)
Dmitry Belosselskiy
bass (Banco)
Francesco Meli
tenor (Macduff )
Antonello Ceron
tenor (Malcolm)
Anna Malavasi
mezzo-soprano (Lady in Waiting)
Gianluca Buratto
bass (Doctor)
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe
chorus director
Verdi
Macbeth
Revering Shakespeare above all other
playwrights, Giuseppe Verdi based
three operas on the Bard’s works. His
electrifying psychodrama
Macbeth
was the first, a blood-soaked portrayal of
ambition and guilt. Riccardo Muti, the
“greatest Verdi conductor of our time”
(Chicago Tribune)
, leads the incomparable
Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
in this dramatic concert.
NOVEMBER 1
HAITINK AND AX
Bernard Haitink
conductor
Emanuel Ax
piano
Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 27
Bruckner
Symphony No. 4
(Romantic)
FEBRUARY 7
MUTI CONDUCTS
SCHUBERT MASS
Riccardo Muti
conductor
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe
chorus director
Schubert
Overture in the Italian Style
 in C Major
Morricone
Voices from the Silence
Schubert
Mass in A-flat Major
Schubert’s Mass in A-flat is one of his most
ambitious works, mixing moments of
mystery and grandeur with the sublime.
The Chicago Symphony Chorus joins
Riccardo Muti and the CSO for this
reflective vocal work. Legendary Italian
film composer Ennio Morricone
responded to the 9/11 attacks with his
cantata,
Voices from the Silence
, to give voice
“to those innocent victims of violence.”
APRIL 11
TETZLAFF PLAYS DVORˇ ÁK
Esa-Pekka Salonen
conductor
Christian Tetzlaff
violin
Janácˇek
Overture to
From the House of the Dead
Dvorˇák
Violin Concerto
Salonen
Nyx
Janácˇek
Sinfonietta
MAY 23
SHOSTAKOVICH LENINGRAD
Jaap van Zweden
conductor
Britten
Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia
 from
Peter Grimes
Shostakovich
Symphony No. 7
(Leningrad)
Jaap van Zweden conducts two World War
II-era pieces showcasing the glorious sound
of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Shostakovich’s Seventh Symphony, mostly
written in Leningrad while the city was under
siege, became symbolic of the indomitable
spirit both of that city and of the Soviet people.
Britten’s Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia
from his opera
Peter Grimes
portray the
sea on England’s coast in all its power and
surpassing beauty.
FRIDAY
D
5 concerts at 8:00
OCT
4
7:00
MAY
23
FEB
7
NOV
1
APR
11
PHOTOS CLOCKWISE FROM UPPER LEFT: BERNARD HAITINK, EMANUEL AX, RICCARDO MUTI, ESA-PEKKA SALONEN, CHRISTIAN TETZLAFF
OCTOBER 5
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MUTI AND CHEN
Riccardo Muti
conductor
Robert Chen
violin
Mozart
Divertimento in D Major, K. 136
Hindemith
Violin Concerto
Prokofiev
Suite from
Romeo and Juliet
NOVEMBER 16
F
BRITTEN WAR REQUIEM
Charles Dutoit
conductor
Tatiana Pavlovskaya
soprano
John Mark Ainsley
tenor
Matthias Goerne
baritone
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe
chorus director
Britten
War Requiem
DECEMBER 21
E
ESCHENBACH CONDUCTS
BRUCKNER
Christoph Eschenbach
conductor
Beethoven
Overture to
Egmont
Rands
...where the murmurs die...
Bruckner
Symphony No. 9
FEBRUARY 1
F
RICCARDO MUTI AND YO-YO MA
Riccardo Muti
conductor
Yo-Yo Ma
cello
Giovanni Sollima
cello
Schubert
Symphony No. 3
Sollima
Concerto for Two Cellos and Orchestra
 [CSO Commission, World Premiere]
Schubert
Symphony No. 4
(Tragic)
Riccardo Muti launches his exploration of the
complete Schubert symphonies with the
composer’s self-titled
Tragic
, in which
Schubert’s sunny disposition shines through
despite the brooding introduction and
minor key coloration. CSO Judson and Joyce
Green Creative Consultant Yo-Yo Ma
joins fellow cellist and Silk Road collaborator
Giovanni Sollima to premiere a newly
commissioned Concerto for Two Cellos.
FEBRUARY 22
E
BOULEZ THE MASTER, Part I
Pierre Boulez
conductor
Debussy
Jeux
Ravel
Trois poèmes de Mallarmé
Stravinsky
Three Japanese Lyrics
Stravinsky
Two Poems of Balmont
Stravinsky
Three Pieces for Clarinet Solo
Stravinsky
Berceuses du Chat
Stravinsky
Suite from
Pulcinella
Stravinsky
Suite No. 1 for Small Orchestra
APRIL 5
F
SALONEN CONDUCTS SIBELIUS
Esa-Pekka Salonen
conductor
Clyne
<<rewind<<
Bartók
Suite from
The Miraculous Mandarin
Sibelius
Four Legends from the
Kalevala
APRIL 19
E
GERSHWIN
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
Leonard Slatkin
conductor
Anne Akiko Meyers
violin
Barber
Medea’s Dance of Vengeance
Bates
Violin Concerto
W. Schuman
Symphony No. 6
Gershwin
An American in Paris
MAY 3
F
TCHAIKOVSKY PATHÉTIQUE
Christoph von Dohnányi
conductor
Paul Lewis
piano
Lutosławski
Musique funèbre
Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 3
Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 6
(Pathétique)
Tchaikovsky’s haunting
Pathétique
heads a
program of some of the most affecting
and heartfelt music ever composed.
Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto, played
by critically acclaimed British pianist
Paul Lewis, shows the first ripening of his
distinctive brand of lyricism, most
ravishingly in its central slow movement.
Lutosławski found an outlet to express
his grief and suffering under Polish communist
oppression in his
Musique funèbre
, dedicated
to the memory of Bartók.
MAY 24
F
SHOSTAKOVICH LENINGRAD
Jaap van Zweden
conductor
Britten
Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia
 from
Peter Grimes
Shostakovich
Symphony No. 7
(Leningrad)
JUNE 14
E
MUTI CONDUCTS
SCHUBERT 1 AND 6
Riccardo Muti
conductor
David McGill
bassoon
Schubert
Symphony No. 1
Mozart
Bassoon Concerto
Schubert
Symphony No. 6
SATURDAY
A
10 concerts at 8:00 | 5-concert series: THU
E
or THU
F
OCT
5
FEB
22
DEC
21
APR
19
MAY
24
NOV
16
APR
5
FEB
1
MAY
3
JUN
14
PHOTOS TOP TO BOTTOM:
PIERRE BOULEZ, CHICAGO SYMPHONY CHORUS,
GIOVANNI SOLLIMA, MASON BATES,
ANNA CLYNE
1,2-3,4-5,6-7,8-9,10-11,12-13,14-15,16-17 20-21,22-23,24-25,26,28-29,30-31,32-33,34-35,36-37,38-39,...50