Muti & Bronfman

Sep 22-27, 2022


A new season begins as dazzling pianist Yefim Bronfman joins Riccardo Muti and the CSO in Brahms’ unabashedly vigorous and stirring First Piano Concerto. Tchaikovsky’s joyful Second Symphony quotes folk melodies from Ukraine. The program opens with the U.S. premiere of a long-lost and recently discovered score by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, a British composer of African descent.

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.


Solemn Prelude [United States Premiere]


Piano Concerto No. 1


Symphony No. 2

Music Director Emeritus for Life

These concerts are generously sponsored by the Zell Family Foundation.

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