Muti, Chen & Mozart Gran Partita
May 18 - May 23, 2023
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In his Gran Partita for 13 instruments, Mozart achieves a sublime combination of grandeur, complexity and sunny charm. CSO Concertmaster Robert Chen presents the composer’s stately and rustic Violin Concerto No. 4, a product of his Salzburg years. Riccardo Muti opens the concert with Cimarosa’s overture, which echoes Mozart’s comic vein and abounds in freshness and invention.

  • Venue
    Symphony Center
  • Price Range
  • Length
    1 hour 50 minutes
  • Preconcert Conversation
    with Daniel Schlosberg
Thursday, May 18, 2023
7:30 PM
Friday, May 19, 2023
1:30 PM
Saturday, May 20, 2023
8:00 PM
Tuesday, May 23, 2023
7:30 PM

Overture to Il matrimonio segreto


Violin Concerto No. 4


Serenade No. 10 (Gran Partita)

Music Director
The CSO’s music director position is endowed in perpetuity by a generous gift from the Zell Family Foundation.
The Louis C. Sudler Chair, endowed by an anonymous benefactor


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Preconcert Conversations

Explore the music in the free preconcert conversation featuring Daniel Schlosberg in Orchestra Hall 75 minutes before the performance. The conversation will last approximately 30 minutes. No additional tickets are needed.


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