Muti, Uchida & Philip Glass
Feb 17 - Feb 19, 2022
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Muti, Uchida & Philip Glass


One of Beethoven’s most reflective and serene creations, the Fourth Piano Concerto is an ideal vehicle for Mitsuko Uchida, who conveys “a sense of intimacy and directness in her playing, as well as a certain quiet grace” (San Francisco Chronicle). Riccardo Muti also conducts Glass’ Symphony No. 11, a colorful, exuberant score that the composer wrote for his own 80th birthday celebration.

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

SCORED BY GLASS: These concerts are presented in collaboration with the Gene Siskel Film Center. Round out your Glass listening experience with the following film presentations, and celebrate the influence and impact of composer Philip Glass with some favorite Glass scores:

Friday, February 11 and Saturday, February 12 at 9:30 p.m., CANDYMAN (1992)
Wednesday, February 16 at 8 p.m., INQUIRING NUNS (1968)
Saturday, February 19 at 3 p.m., KOYAANISQATSI: LIFE OUT OF BALANCE (1982)
Sunday, February 20 at 3 p.m., GLASS: A PORTRAIT OF PHILIP IN 12 PARTS (2007)


  • Venue
    Symphony Center
  • Price Range
  • Length
    2 hours
  • Preconcert Conversation
    with Daniel Schlosberg
Thursday, February 17, 2022
7:30 PM
Friday, February 18, 2022
8:00 PM
Saturday, February 19, 2022
8:00 PM

Overture to The Ruins of Athens


Piano Concerto No. 4


Symphony No. 11

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

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

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