R I CCARDO MUT I
Music Director
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[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
NOVEMBER 2
H
HAITINK AND AX
Bernard Haitink
conductor
Emanuel Ax
piano
Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 27
Bruckner
Symphony No. 4
(Romantic)
DECEMBER 14
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PICTURES FROM
AN EXHIBITION
Miguel Harth-Bedoya
conductor
Jorge Federico Osorio
piano
Dvorˇák
Husitská
Overture
Chávez
Piano Concerto
Mussorgsky, orch. Ravel
Pictures from an Exhibition
MARCH 1
H
BOULEZ THE MASTER, Part II
Pierre Boulez
conductor
Stravinsky
Symphony in Three Movements
Stravinsky
Eight Instrumental Miniatures
Ravel
Chansons madécasses
Stravinsky
Concertino for 12 Instruments
Stravinsky
Pribaoutki
Stravinsky
Suite No. 2 for Small Orchestra
Ravel
Une barque sur l’océan
Ravel
Alborada del gracioso
MARCH 15
G
UCHIDA PLAYS SCHUBERT
Mitsuko Uchida
conductor and piano
Mozart
Adagio in B Minor
Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 19
Schubert
Piano Quintet
(The Trout)
MARCH 29
H
MUTI CONDUCTS
SCHUBERT UNFINISHED
Riccardo Muti
conductor
John Sharp
cello
Schubert
Symphony No. 8
(Unfinished)
Elgar
Cello Concerto
Schubert
Symphony No. 2
APRIL 12
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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 17
H
JUROWSKI CONDUCTS
STRAUSS
Vladimir Jurowski
conductor
Eugene Izotov
oboe
Dorothea Röschmann
soprano
Strauss
Serenade in E-flat Major
Strauss
Metamorphosen
Strauss
Oboe Concerto
Strauss
Four Last Songs
Charismatic Russian Vladimir Jurowski
conducts a program devoted to some of
Richard Strauss’ most poignant and
gorgeous music. The early yet masterful
Serenade for Wind Instruments is followed
by
Metamorphosen
, Strauss’ moving lament
for Dresden, the German city notoriously
destroyed by firebombing in World War II.
This all-Strauss program concludes with
his final post-war masterworks: the pastoral
Oboe Concerto and the serenely beautiful
Four Last Songs
.
JUNE 7
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SHOSTAKOVICH 5
Jaap van Zweden
conductor
Simone Lamsma
violin
Britten
Violin Concerto
Shostakovich
Symphony No. 5
JUNE 21
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MUTI CONDUCTS MAHLER
Riccardo Muti
conductor
Schubert
Symphony No. 5
Mahler
Symphony No. 1
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PHOTOS TOP TO BOTTOM:
RICCARDO MUTI CONDUCTS THE CHICAGO
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS,
TATIANA SERJAN, JOHN SHARP, EUGENE IZOTOV
2 0 1 3 / 1 4 SEASON H I GHL I GHT
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CELEBRATING
Giuseppe Verdi
Verdi was a composer who expressed the most essential feelings of
mankind: love, hate, friendship, jealousy—everything that reflects our
life, our way of being human. His music is the mirror of who we are.
Each of Verdi’s operas expresses human nature in such a profound
way that we often recognize ourselves in Verdi’s characters.
When Verdi died, Gabriele d’Annunzio, the famous Italian poet, wrote
a few lines that I think perfectly express who Verdi was: “Diede
una voce alle speranze e ai lutti. Pianse ed amò per tutti”—he gave
a voice to all our hopes, he wept and loved for all of us. That’s why
Verdi will always be of the moment, and he will never become old-
fashioned. I feel certain that in 50 years, 100 years, 200 years, Verdi
will still be a composer who speaks to people. His voice is universal.
—RICCARDO MUTI
Music Director Riccardo Muti and the CSO celebrate the
200th birthday of Giuseppe Verdi with concerts at
Symphony Center from September 19–October 10, 2013.
See pages 4–5 for concert listings.
1...,2-3,4-5,6-7,8-9,10-11,12-13,14-15,16-17,18-19 22-23,24-25,26,28-29,30-31,32-33,34-35,36-37,38-39,40-41,...50