R I CCARDO MUT I
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6 concerts at 7:30
OCTOBER 8
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
OCTOBER 22
DEBUSSY LA MER
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
DECEMBER 17
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
Ravel’s brilliant orchestration of Mussorgsky’s
Pictures from an Exhibition
, from its stirring
trumpet theme to the spine-tingling finale
depicting the Great Gate of Kiev, anchors
a colorful program celebrating the national
identity of three composers. Dvorˇák’s
Husitská
Overture blends two traditional Czech tunes
into a rousing opening work, and Chávez’s
Piano Concerto, played by leading Mexican
pianist Jorge Federico Osorio, features striking
colors from an array of percussion instruments.
FEBRUARY 18
HAYDN MILITARY SYMPHONY
Nicholas McGegan
conductor
Vivica Genaux
mezzo-soprano
Handel
Concerto grosso, Op. 6, No. 1
Vivaldi
Alma oppressa from
La fida ninfa
Porpora
Oh volesser gli Dei …
 Dolci, freschi aurette from
Polifemo
Hasse
Or la nube procellosa from
Artaserse
Broschi
Qual guerriero in campo armato
 from
Idaspe
J.C. Bach
Symphony Op. 6, No. 6
Haydn
Symphony No. 100
(Military)
Acclaimed American coloratura mezzo-
soprano Vivica Genaux joins Nicholas
McGegan for a sparkling set of fiery
arias which were favorites of the legendary
castrato, Farinelli. Intriguing and colorful
eighteenth century works complete the
program, including Handel’s brilliant
Concerto Grosso in G and Haydn’s
Military
Symphony, with its striking use of wind
band and percussion.
APRIL 8
SALONEN CONDUCTS SIBELIUS
Esa-Pekka Salonen
conductor
Clyne
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Bartók
Suite from
The Miraculous Mandarin
Sibelius
Four Legends from the
Kalevala
JUNE 17
MUTI CONDUCTS
SCHUBERT 1 AND 6
Riccardo Muti
conductor
David McGill
bassoon
Schubert
Symphony No. 1
Mozart
Bassoon Concerto
Schubert
Symphony No. 6
Two of Schubert’s earliest symphonies
reveal both his reverence for Mozart and
his prodigious talent. The First Symphony
opens majestically, recalling Mozart’s
grandest symphonies, before sprinting off
in a frolicking carefree style while the
Sixth blends wit and light-hearted energy
with melodic grace.
PHOTOS TOP TO BOTTOM:
ROBERT CHEN AND RICCARDO MUTI, VIVICA GENAUX,
JORGE FEDERICO OSORIO, DAVID McGILL
OCT
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CSO Tuesday series concerts are sponsored by United Airlines.
OCTOBER 1, 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.
DECEMBER 10
BERLIOZ
SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE
Stéphane Denève
conductor
Gabriel Cabezas
cello
Weber
The Ruler of the Spirits
Overture
Shostakovich
Cello Concerto No. 1
Berlioz
Symphonie fantastique
FEBRUARY 25
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
MARCH 18
UCHIDA PLAYS SCHUBERT
Mitsuko Uchida
conductor and piano
Mozart
Adagio in B Minor
Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 19
Schubert
Piano Quintet
(The Trout)
APRIL 22
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
Capturing the glamorous excitement
of 1920s Paris, Gershwin’s
An American
in Paris
is a modern American treasure.
It is preceded by colorful, luxuriant
masterpieces by his successors Samuel Barber
and William Schuman. American violinist
Anne Akiko Meyers, whose playing is
“unspooled with impressive refinement,
emotional freedom and tonal depth”
(New York Times),
gives the Chicago
premiere of the Violin Concerto by CSO
Mead Composer-in-Residence Mason Bates,
one of today’s hottest young composers.
JUNE 3
VAN ZWEDEN CONDUCTS
PROKOFIEV 5
Jaap van Zweden
conductor
Shostakovich
Five Fragments
Britten
Sinfonia da requiem
Prokofiev
Symphony No. 5
TUESDAY
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6 concerts at 7:30
PHOTOS CLOCKWISE FROM UPPER LEFT:
GABRIEL CABEZAS, RICCARDO MUTI CONDUCTS
THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS,
JAAP VAN ZWEDEN
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