Muti Conducts Beethoven 5 & 8
Jan 13 - Jan 15, 2022
Muti Beethoven 5 & 8

Overview

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.

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

Schedule
Thursday, January 13, 2022
7:30 PM
Saturday, January 15, 2022
8:00 PM
Program
Beethoven

Coriolan Overture

Beethoven

Symphony No. 8

Beethoven

Symphony No. 5

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

This performance is made possible with the generous sponsorship of Josef and Margot Lakonishok.


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