Muti, Chen & Mozart

Mar 15

8:00 PM

Haydn, Mozart

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Riccardo Muti, a superlative interpreter of Classical-era works, conducts a program of compositions by Haydn and Mozart. CSO Concertmaster Robert Chen is featured soloist in Mozart's celebrated Sinfonia concertante. “Chen gave an intense and impassioned performance in a work that is virtuosically demanding, and the result was a powerful experience” (Seen and Heard International).

Approximate concert duration: 110 minutes including intermission


Haydn Symphony No. 89
Mozart Sinfonia concertante
Mozart Symphony No. 36 (Linz)


Preconcert conversation with Johann Buis
30 minute run-time

Thursday, March 15, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Saturday, March 17, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom

Additional Dates for this Program

Even though music scholars agree that Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) was an important innovator, he has not always received the full measure of esteem that he deserves. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra will give audiences a chance to reconsider the composer and his musical impact when it spotlights three works programmed for the rest of the 2017-18 season: his Symphony No. 89 on March 15-17 (with Riccardo Muti, conductor), Symphony No. 103 (Drumroll) on June 7-9 (Giovanni Antonini, conductor) and Cherubini’s Chant sur la mort de Joseph Haydn on June 21-24 (Muti, conductor). Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories


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This program is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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