featuring Riccardo Muti
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WINNER OF TWO GRAMMY
featuring Riccardo Muti and the
Chicago Symphony Orchestra and
“A GLORIOUS ACHIEVEMENT”
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).
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:
The Miraculous Mandarin
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!
OPEN HERE FOR OUR COMPLETE CSO 2013/14 SEASON-AT-A-GLANCE GRID AND CALENDAR
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association is grateful for the generous support of
these leading corporate and foundation sponsors for the 2013/14 season.
The Negaunee Foundation
WORLD ’ S BEST. CH I CAGO ’ S OWN .
3 1 2 - 2 9 4 - 3 0 0 0
c s o . o r g
soprano (Lady Macbeth)
tenor (Macduff )
mezzo-soprano (Lady in Waiting)
Chicago Symphony Chorus
HAITINK AND AX
Piano Concerto No. 27
Symphony No. 4
Pianist Emanuel Ax joins Bernard Haitink
in performing Mozart’s beloved Piano
Concerto No. 27, one of his most
charming and an audience favorite. This
prefaces Bruckner’s warm-hearted Fourth
Symphony, nicknamed the
by the composer himself: who can forget
the famous Scherzo movement with
its frolicking fanfares tossed to and fro
among the horns, trombones and trumpets?
TILSON THOMAS CONDUCTS
Michael Tilson Thomas
Elegy for J.F.K.
Symphony No. 9
TETZLAFF PLAYS DVORˇ ÁK
From the House of the Dead
Viscerally explosive and impeccably
virtuosic, German violinist Christian Tetzlaff
plays Dvorˇák’s soulful and folk-inspired
Violin Concerto. Framing this masterpiece
are two works from another Czech composer,
Leoš Janácˇek: the Sinfonietta, with its
jubilant brass fanfares, and the overture to his
final opera, exuding an impassioned belief
in the essential goodness of mankind even in
the bleakest circumstances. Esa-Pekka
Salonen also conducts his own work,
which he describes as a “complex counterpoint
for almost one hundred musicians playing tutti
at full throttle.”
Jaap van Zweden
Symphony No. 5
5 concerts at 3:00
PHOTOS CLOCKWISE FROM UPPER LEFT:
RICCARDO MUTI, EMANUEL AX, MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS, ESA-PEKKA SALONEN, JAAP VAN ZWEDEN, SIMONE LAMSMA