Muti, Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 & Uchida

Mar 21

7:30 PM

Rossini, Beethoven, S. Adams, Schumann

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Riccardo Muti leads Rossini’s Overture to La scala di seta and Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto featuring Mitsuko Uchida, an artist who “guides the audience through every conceivable emotion” (The Telegraph). Muti closes the program with a world premiere by CSO Mead Composer-in-Residence Samuel Adams and Schumann’s Fourth Symphony, in which the composer departed from the standard symphonic form to make a groundbreaking "symphony in one movement.”

Note for the Newcomer: When Robert Schumann began working on his Fourth Symphony, he had recently gotten married. The work was intended to be a musical portrait of his new wife, Clara Wieck.

Enjoy a Q&A with the artists after the performance Tuesday, March 21.


Approximate concert duration: 120 minutes including intermission


Rossini Overture to La scala di seta
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3
S. Adams many words of love [World Premiere, CSO Commission]
Schumann Symphony No. 4

Preconcert Conversation Information

Preconcert conversation with Johann Buis
30 minute run-time

Thursday, March 16, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Saturday, March 18, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Sunday, March 19, 2 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Tuesday, March 21, 6:30 p.m. Grainger Ballroom

Additional Dates for this Program

In his CSO commission many words of love, Samuel Adams continues to experiment with adding electronic sounds to the traditional orchestral palette. “It’s a completely different way of creating a hybrid between the acoustic and the digital,” he said. “I’m taking digital sound and putting it through acoustic resonating membranes." Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories


These concerts are generously sponsored by the Juli Plant Grainger Endowment.

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