R I CCARDO MUT I
Music Director
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SEPTEMBER 19
F
MUTI CONDUCTS
VERDI AND BRAHMS
Riccardo Muti
conductor
J. Strauss, Jr.
Overture to
Indigo and the Forty Thieves
Verdi
Ballet music from
Macbeth
Brahms
Symphony No. 2
Music Director Riccardo Muti leads Giuseppe
Verdi’s powerful ballet music from
Macbeth
in honor of the opera composer’s bicentennial
and rounds the concert off with the sunniest
of Brahms’ symphonies, which opens
with horns rising like the dawn over brooding
lower strings. The splendid melodies of
Johann Strauss, Jr.’s overture to
Indigo and the
Forty Thieves
are filled with heroic swagger.
OCTOBER 24
F
PROKOFIEV AND WALTON
Semyon Bychkov
conductor
Kirill Gerstein
piano
Prokofiev
Piano Concerto No. 2
Walton
Symphony No. 1
DECEMBER 19
G
ESCHENBACH CONDUCTS
BRUCKNER
Christoph Eschenbach
conductor
Beethoven
Overture to
Egmont
Rands
...where the murmurs die...
Bruckner
Symphony No. 9
FEBRUARY 20
G
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 13
F
UCHIDA PLAYS SCHUBERT
Mitsuko Uchida
conductor and piano
Mozart
Adagio in B Minor
Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 19
Schubert
Piano Quintet
(The Trout)
MARCH 27
G
MUTI CONDUCTS
SCHUBERT UNFINISHED
Riccardo Muti
conductor
John Sharp
cello
Schubert
Symphony No. 8
(Unfinished)
Elgar
Cello Concerto
Schubert
Symphony No. 2
APRIL 10
F
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 1
G
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 15
F
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
JUNE 5
G
SHOSTAKOVICH 5
Jaap van Zweden
conductor
Simone Lamsma
violin
Britten
Violin Concerto
Shostakovich
Symphony No. 5
THURSDAY
A
10 concerts at 8:00 | 5-concert series: THU
F
or THU
G
SEP
19
MAR
13
DEC
19
APR
10
MAY
15
OCT
24
MAR
27
FEB
20
MAY
1
JUN
5
PHOTOS TOP TO BOTTOM:
RICCARDO MUTI, CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH,
PAUL LEWIS, VLADIMIR JUROWSKI
OCTOBER 3 
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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 14
H
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 5 
I
BERLIOZ SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE
Stéphane Denève
conductor
James Ehnes
violin
Weber
The Ruler of the Spirits
Overture
Shostakovich
Violin Concerto No. 1
Berlioz
Symphonie fantastique
Shostakovich’s powerful First Violin Concerto,
which was composed in secrecy during
the final years of Stalin’s tyranny, expresses
the fear and fury of a composer suffering
pervasive repression by Soviet authority.
Its phantasmagorical character is more than
matched by Berlioz’s extraordinary
Symphonie
fantastique
, a sumptuous and haunting
masterwork.
JANUARY 30
H
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)
FEBRUARY 13 
I
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)
MARCH 6
H
DUTOIT AND DUFOUR
Charles Dutoit
conductor
Mathieu Dufour
flute
Paul Jacobs
organ
Dukas
La Péri
Connesson
Flute Concerto
 [CSO Commission, World Premiere]
Saint-Saëns
Symphony No. 3
(Organ)
The restless wanderings in the first movement
of Saint-Saëns’ Third Symphony gradually
yield to serene contemplation, growing in
majestic grandeur and concluding in a series
of brilliant fanfares. Charles Dutoit, renowned
for his refined sense of orchestral color, also
leads Dukas’ dreamlike and seductive
La Péri
and the premiere of Guillaume Connesson’s
Flute Concerto, performed by the CSO’s own
Mathieu Dufour.
APRIL 3 
I
SALONEN CONDUCTS SIBELIUS
Esa-Pekka Salonen
conductor
Clyne
<<rewind<<
Bartók
Suite from
The Miraculous Mandarin
Sibelius
Four Legends from the
Kalevala
APRIL 24
H
MOZART AND STRAUSS
Sir Mark Elder
conductor
Richard Goode
piano
Strauss
Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 23
Ives
Symphony No. 2
MAY 22
H
SHOSTAKOVICH LENINGRAD
Jaap van Zweden
conductor
Britten
Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia
 from
Peter Grimes
Shostakovich
Symphony No. 7
(Leningrad)
JUNE 19 
I
MUTI CONDUCTS MAHLER
Riccardo Muti
conductor
Schubert
Symphony No. 5
Mahler
Symphony No. 1
THURSDAY
B
10 concerts at 8:00 | 5-concert series: THU
H
or THU
I
OCT
3
FEB
13
DEC
5
APR
3
MAY
22
NOV
14
MAR
6
JAN
30
APR
24
JUN
19
PHOTOS TOP TO BOTTOM:
STÉPHANE DENÈVE, CHICAGO SYMPHONY CHORUS,
CHARLES DUTOIT, JAAP VAN ZWEDEN
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