Muti, Fischer & Tchaikovsky Manfred

Feb 23 - Feb 25, 2023


Tchaikovsky’s turbulent Manfred Symphony takes its inspiration from Lord Byron’s dramatic poem about a world-weary traveler who wanders the Alps and is bewitched by supernatural forces. German violinist Julia Fischer, acclaimed for her “pure and fine-spun tone” (Chicago Tribune), joins Riccardo Muti and the CSO for Schumann’s poetic and autumnal Violin Concerto.

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.

Terri Hemmert

Classic Encounter

Thursday, February 23: Preconcert lecture hosted by Chicago’s favorite radio DJ, WXRT’s Terri Hemmert, with co-host John Yeh, CSO assistant principal clarinet and E-flat clarinet.

You will have the opportunity to add Classic Encounter to your order after selecting your seats for the concert.


Violin Concerto


Manfred Symphony


Caprice in E-flat Major, Op. 1, No. 17 [Encore Feb. 25]

Music Director Emeritus for Life
Sponsors & Partners

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

Meet Maestro Muti

Please join us for a postconcert CD and book signing with Riccardo Muti on Friday, February 24. The signing will take place in the first floor of the Rotunda and is open to all ticketholders. Merchandise will be available in the Symphony Store throughout the day, as well as in the lobby after the performance.

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