Muti Conducts Beethoven Missa solemnis
Jun 23 - Jun 25, 2023
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Few mass settings pose more questions of listeners than Beethoven’s Missa solemnis. A fervent meditation on faith and doubt, the piece spans moments of ecstasy and angst, soaring beauty and near-operatic theatricality. Riccardo Muti leads this rarely performed score with a thrilling quartet of international singers and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.

  • Venue
    Symphony Center
  • Price Range
  • Length
    1 hour 30 minutes
  • Preconcert Conversation
    with Stephen Alltop
Friday, June 23, 2023
8:00 PM
Saturday, June 24, 2023
8:00 PM
Sunday, June 25, 2023
3:00 PM

Missa solemnis

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


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Preconcert Conversations

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


The appearance of the Chicago Symphony Chorus has been made possible by a generous gift from The Grainger Foundation.

These performances are generously sponsored by the Zell Family Foundation and the Randy L. and Melvin R. Berlin Family Fund for the Canon.

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