Community Concert: Muti Conducts Beethoven 5 & 8
Jan 14, 2022
Muti Conducts Saint-Georges, Price & Beethoven 3


Riccardo Muti returns to lead the CSO in an all-Beethoven program featuring the composer’s Fifth Symphony, which opens with the most famous theme in classical music. Combined with this iconic work are the light and humorous Eighth Symphony and the stormy Coriolan Overture.

Note Location: Chodl Auditorium at Morton East High School

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    1 hour 40 minutes
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Friday, January 14, 2022
7:00 PM

Coriolan Overture


Symphony No. 8


Symphony No. 5

Music Director
The CSO’s music director position is endowed in perpetuity by a generous gift from the Zell Family Foundation.

This performance is generously sponsored by an anonymous donor. This performance receives generous support from the Shebik Community Engagement Programs Fund.

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