R I CCARDO MUT I
Music Director
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OCTOBER 11
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
Mozart’s sprightly Divertimento in D serves
as the appetizing prelude to Hindemith’s
lyrical Violin Concerto, played by CSO
concertmaster Robert Chen. Beloved by
audiences around the world, Prokofiev’s suite
from the ballet
Romeo and Juliet
encompasses
both the tenderness and fury of Shakespeare’s
drama.
DECEMBER 13
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
JANUARY 31
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)
MARCH 7
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)
MARCH 21
MUTI AND UCHIDA
Riccardo Muti
conductor
Mitsuko Uchida
piano
Schumann
Piano Concerto
Schubert
Symphony No. 9
(Great)
APRIL 18
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
MAY 16
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 exquisite
Four Last Songs
.
JUNE 6
SHOSTAKOVICH 5
Jaap van Zweden
conductor
Simone Lamsma
violin
Britten
Violin Concerto
Shostakovich
Symphony No. 5
NOVEMBER 22
TILSON THOMAS CONDUCTS
MAHLER 9
Michael Tilson Thomas
conductor
Stravinsky
Elegy for J.F.K.
Mahler
Symphony No. 9
DECEMBER 20
ESCHENBACH CONDUCTS
BRUCKNER
Christoph Eschenbach
conductor
Beethoven
Overture to
Egmont
Rands
...where the murmurs die...
Bruckner
Symphony No. 9
FEBRUARY 21
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
Legendary CSO Helen Regenstein
Conductor Emeritus Pierre Boulez curates
two weeks of repertoire by some of his
most beloved composers, interpreting their
landmark works through his unique
perspective. This first concert explores a wide
range of textures and ensembles, from solo
clarinet pieces by Stravinsky to the full
orchestra of Debussy’s colorful and teasingly
elusive ballet,
Jeux
.
MARCH 14
UCHIDA PLAYS SCHUBERT
Mitsuko Uchida
conductor and piano
Mozart
Adagio in B Minor
Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 19
Schubert
Piano Quintet
(The Trout)
Inspired by Riccardo Muti’s exploration of
Schubert’s symphonies this season, Japanese
pianist Mitsuko Uchida joins members
of the CSO for Schubert’s charming
Trout
Quintet, in which the piano weaves its silvery
decoration through the string music like
playful fish in a river. The concert opens with
Mozart’s splendidly unpredictable F Major
Concerto.
MARCH 28
MUTI CONDUCTS
SCHUBERT UNFINISHED
Riccardo Muti
conductor
John Sharp
cello
Schubert
Symphony No. 8
(Unfinished)
Elgar
Cello Concerto
Schubert
Symphony No. 2
Once heard, the hauntingly beautiful cello
melody in Schubert’s
Unfinished
Symphony is
never forgotten. Yet the work’s ultimate power
lies in its gaze into darkest despair culminating
in the serenely beautiful second movement.
In his Cello Concerto, played by CSO
Principal Cello John Sharp, Edward Elgar
gave sincere and heartfelt voice to his grief,
defiance and wishful nostalgia in the face of
World War I.
MAY 2
TCHAIKOVSKY PATHÉTIQUE
Christoph von Dohnányi
conductor
Paul Lewis
piano
Lutosławski
Musique funèbre
Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 3
Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 6
(Pathétique)
MAY 30
VAN ZWEDEN AND WEILERSTEIN
Jaap van Zweden
conductor
Alisa Weilerstein
cello
Prokofiev
Symphony-Concerto
Britten
Suite on English Folk Tunes:
A time there was …
Shostakovich
Symphony No. 9
JUNE 13
MUTI CONDUCTS
SCHUBERT 1 AND 6
Riccardo Muti
conductor
David McGill
bassoon
Schubert
Symphony No. 1
Mozart
Bassoon Concerto
Schubert
Symphony No. 6
FRIDAY
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FRIDAY
B
8 concerts at 1:30
8 concerts at 1:30
OCT
11
NOV
22
MAR
21
MAR
28
JAN
31
FEB
21
MAY
16
MAY
30
DEC
13
DEC
20
APR
18
MAY
2
MAR
7
MAR
14
JUN
6
JUN
13
PHOTOS TOP TO BOTTOM:
RICCARDO MUTI, YO-YO MA, ROBERT CHEN,
DOROTHEA RÖSCHMANN
PHOTOS TOP TO BOTTOM:
MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS, MITSUKO UCHIDA,
PIERRE BOULEZ, CHRISTOPH VON DOHNÁNYI
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