By turns majestic, lyrical and iconoclastic, Beethoven’s Violin Concerto has been a signature work for Anne-Sophie Mutter ever since it propelled her to fame as a teenager. Riccardo Muti presents it alongside Brahms’ First Symphony, another 19th century landmark whose moods come in vast waves, from brooding, restless melancholy to ecstatic joy.
Program Update: CSO’s Sir Georg Solti Conducting Apprentice Lina González-Granados will step in for Music Director Riccardo Muti to lead this week’s Chicago Symphony Orchestra subscription concerts June 16-18. The change of conductor comes after a positive COVID-19 test result today for Muti, who has been testing daily in accordance with CSOA safety protocols. Due to the test result, Muti will be unable to lead upcoming CSO performances on June 16-18, but the program will remain the same with Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 and Beethoven’s Violin Concerto featuring celebrated violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter as soloist.
Muti is experiencing mild symptoms, is in good spirits, and is planning to resume his other June residency activities as soon as possible, while following current CDC guidelines.
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.