Muti Conducts Beethoven 9

Feb 24-27, 2022


Riccardo Muti assembles the combined forces of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and internationally renowned soloists for “the symphony to end all symphonies” (The Guardian), Beethoven’s euphoric Ninth. A masterpiece whose staggering influence can be heard throughout classical music, it concludes with the famous Ode to Joy, which powerfully calls for understanding, peace and universal goodwill.

Note: There will be no intermission.

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



Symphony No. 9

Music Director Emeritus for Life
Chicago Symphony Chorus Director and Conductor (1994–2022)

The appearance of the Chicago Symphony Chorus has been made possible by a generous gift from The Grainger Foundation, with additional support from Jim† and Kay Mabie.

These performances are generously sponsored by the Randy and Melvin Berlin Family Fund for the Canon with additional support provided by Megan and Steve Shebik, and Lori Julian.

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