Andsnes Plays Mozart

Apr 7-12, 2022


Lina González-Granados, the CSO’s fourth Solti Conducting Apprentice selected by Riccardo Muti during his tenure as music director, makes her CSO debut leading two opera overtures. Leif Ove Andsnes brings his “effortless command and penetrating clarity” (The New York Times) to Mozart’s Piano Concertos Nos. 20 and 23, which he leads from the keyboard.

González-Granados and Andsnes step in for Music Director Riccardo Muti who is unable to conduct after a positive COVID-19 test result on April 4. Muti had been testing daily in accordance with CSOA safety protocols. Muti is experiencing mild symptoms and is in good spirits. He said, “I hope to be back as soon as possible and am looking forward to once again sharing music with the public in Chicago.”

Tickets for the originally scheduled concerts remain valid for the same dates with the revised concert programming. Patrons also have the option of exchanging their tickets into an alternative concert later this season.

Ticket holders are invited to a free preconcert conversation featuring Laura Prichard in Orchestra Hall 75 minutes before the performance. The conversation will last approximately 30 minutes. No additional tickets required.


Overture to Il barbiere di Siviglia


Piano Concerto No. 20


Overture to Don Giovanni


Rondo in D Major, K. 485


Piano Concerto No. 23


These performances are made possible by the Juli Plant Grainger Fund for Artistic Excellence.

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