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LISTEN AND WATCH
section of
cso.org for free videos related to our celebration
of Giuseppe Verdi’s bicentennial. Music Director
Riccardo Muti
shares his thoughts on Italy’s
greatest opera composer and his approach to
Verdi’s Requiem Mass.
Visit
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today for these
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experience. While you are there, you can also
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WINNER OF TWO GRAMMY
®
AWARDS
VERDI REQUIEM
featuring Riccardo Muti and the
Chicago Symphony Orchestra and
Chorus
“A GLORIOUS ACHIEVEMENT”
—Chicago Tribune
This stunning performance by the Chicago
Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Riccardo
Muti, featuring the Chicago Symphony Chorus and
four outstanding soloists, brilliantly captures the
pathos and passion of Verdi’s masterpiece. “Muti’s
profound sense of the score and his mastery of the
CSO forces are full evident. The orchestral playing
is incomparable” (Sound and Vision).
Check out
beyondthescore.org
for free, full-length
streaming videos of recent Beyond the Score
productions. Explorations of two works in the
upcoming 2013/14 season are currently available:
BARTÓK
The Miraculous Mandarin
MOZART
Piano Concerto No. 27
Through music, we can bring together lots of people in one place. We move the
emotions of the people. We can do things that governments can’t do, and we can
change the world. We’re like superheroes!”
—Student musician from the Carlos Chavez
Youth Orchestra, while participating in the CSO’s 2011 Chicago Youth in Music Festival.
From its inception, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra has believed in the transformative
power of music. We change lives and serve communities, both in Chicago and around
the world, through music-making.
Citizen Musician serves as our guiding philosophy to sustain and enhance the role music
plays in cultural and civic life. It encompasses a range of community-based programs,
both in Chicagoland and internationally as the CSO travels throughout the year. These
vital activities flow from the visionary leadership of Music Director Riccardo Muti and
Yo-Yo Ma, our Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant.
In the coming season, the Citizen Musician movement will touch an even wider audience.
We hope you can be part of it. Watch for more details soon!
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A NIGHT LIKE NEVER BEFORE
PALMER HOUSE / SEPTEMBER 21, 2013
R I CCARDO MUT I
Music Director
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SYMPHONY BALL
MUTI / VERDI
SAVE THE DATE
THU
10 Concerts
A B C
5 Concerts
D E F G H I
8:00
FRI
8 Concerts
1:30
FRI
5 Concerts
8:00
SAT
10 Concerts
A B
5 Concerts
E F G H
8:00
SAT
5 Concerts
8:00
SUN
5
Concerts
3:00
TUE
6 Concerts
7:30
A B C A B C D
A B C D A A B
9/19
A • F
RICCARDO MUTI
conductor
J. Strauss, Jr.
Overture to
Indigo and the Forty Thieves
Verdi
Ballet music from
Macbeth
Brahms
Symphony No. 2
7:00
10/4
D
RICCARDO MUTI
conductor
CHICAGO SYMPHONY CHORUS
DUAIN WOLFE
chorus director
Verdi
Macbeth
7:00
9/28
B • G
10/6
A
7:00
10/1
A
10/3
B • I
10/11
A
RICCARDO MUTI
conductor
ROBERT CHEN
violin
Mozart
Divertimento in D Major, K. 136
Hindemith
Violin Concerto
Prokofiev
Suite from
Romeo and Juliet
10/5
A • E
10/8
B
SUSANNA MÄLKKI
conductor
LEILA JOSEFOWICZ
violin
Sibelius
Suite No. 1 from
The Tempest
Stravinsky
Violin Concerto
Adès
but all shall be well
Debussy
La mer
10/19
C
10/22
B
10/24
A • F
10/25
C
SEMYON BYCHKOV
conductor
KIRILL GERSTEIN
piano
Prokofiev
Piano Concerto No. 2
Walton
Symphony No. 1
10/26
D
10/31
C • D
11/1
D
BERNARD HAITINK
conductor
EMANUEL AX
piano
Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 27
Bruckner
Symphony No. 4
(Romantic)
11/2
B • H
11/3
A
11/14
B • H
11/15
C
CHARLES DUTOIT
conductor
CHICAGO SYMPHONY CHORUS
DUAIN WOLFE
chorus director
Britten
War Requiem
11/16
A • F
11/21
C • E
11/22
B
MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS
conductor
Stravinsky
Elegy for J.F.K.
Mahler
Symphony No. 9
11/23
C
11/24
A
12/5
B • I
STÉPHANE DENÈVE
conductor
JAMES EHNES
violin
[Dec. 5 & 7 only]
GABRIEL CABEZAS
cello
[Dec. 10 only]
Weber
The Ruler of the Spirits
Overture
Shostakovich
Violin Concerto No. 1
[Dec. 5 & 7 only]
Shostakovich
Cello Concerto No. 1
[Dec. 10 only]
Berlioz
Symphonie fantastique
12/7
D
12/10
A
12/12
C • D
12/13
A
MIGUEL HARTH-BEDOYA
conductor
JORGE FEDERICO OSORIO
piano
Dvorˇák
Husitská
Overture
Chávez
Piano Concerto
Mussorgsky, orch. Ravel
Pictures from an Exhibition
12/14
B • G
12/17
B
12/19
A • G
12/20
B
CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH
conductor
Beethoven
Overture to
Egmont
Rands
...where the murmurs die...
Bruckner
Symphony No. 9
12/21
A • E
1/30
B • H
1/31
A
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)
2/1
A • F
2/6
C • D
2/7
D
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
2/8
C
2/13
B • I
NICHOLAS McGEGAN
conductor
VIVICA GENAUX
mezzo-soprano
Handel
Concerto grosso, Op. 6, No. 1
Select arias by
Vivaldi
,
Porpora
,
Hasse
and
Broschi
J.C. Bach
Symphony Op. 6, No. 6
Haydn
Symphony No. 100
(Military)
2/18
B
2/2O
A • G
2/21
B
PIERRE BOULEZ
conductor
Debussy
Jeux
Ravel
Trois poèmes de Mallarmé
Stravinsky
Select Miniatures
Stravinsky
Suite from
Pulcinella
Stravinsky
Suite No. 1 for Small Orchestra
2/22
A • E
2/25
A
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