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

Overview

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 Grainger Ballroom 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)

Details: https://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/glass

Schedule
Thursday, February 17, 2022
7:30 PM
Friday, February 18, 2022
8:00 PM
Saturday, February 19, 2022
8:00 PM
Program
Beethoven

Overture to The Ruins of Athens

Beethoven

Piano Concerto No. 4

Glass

Symphony No. 11

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

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


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Riccardo Muti reflects on Beethoven and Glass
In an all-new broadcast interview, Riccardo Muti talks about Beethoven as being “eternal” and conducting a Philip Glass symphony for the first time.
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‘Scored by Glass’ salutes the composer at age 85
The Gene Siskel Film Center, together with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, will present "Scored by Glass," a four-film series Feb. 11-19 that examines the composer’s scores.
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Glass’ Symphony No. 11 aims to ‘pull the audience out of its seats’
Dennis Russell Davies gave Philip Glass some tongue-in-cheek advice for his Symphony No. 11: “This time, no wimpy endings. That of course is a joke. I wanted to pull the audience out of their seats. And, boy, did he ever succeed on that level.”
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