CANCELED: Muti Conducts Beethoven & Wagner

Mar 14

8:00 PM

Rossini, Vivaldi, Benshoof, Beethoven, Wagner

Thursday, March 14, 2019

We regret that the March 14-16 CSO concerts, and all events associated with these concerts, have been canceled due to the strike by CSO musicians. Patrons holding tickets to these canceled concerts are able to exchange their tickets for upcoming Symphony Center performances, may donate their tickets to the CSO, or may receive a refund. Ticket holders are asked to contact Patron Services at 312-294-3000 or by email mentioning your patron ID, concert date, and request. In addition, will have the most up-to-date information and updates for patrons about the status of future concerts.


Riccardo Muti leads a wide-ranging program featuring music from Rossini’s witty comic opera Il viaggio a Reims and Wagner’s Overture to Tannhäuser. Also on the program are two virtuosic concertos—one baroque and one contemporary—featuring CSO Piccolo Jennifer Gunn, and Beethoven’s cheerful Second Symphony.

Approximate concert duration: 107 minutes including intermission


Rossini Il viaggio a Reims Overture
Vivaldi Piccolo Concerto in C Major, RV 444
Benshoof Concerto in Three Movements
Beethoven Symphony No. 2
Wagner Overture to Tannhäuser


Preconcert conversation with Kyle Dzapo
30 minute run-time

Thursday, March 14, 6:45-7:15 Armour Stage
Friday, March 15, 12:15-12:45 Armour Stage
Saturday, March 16, 6:45-7:15 Armour Stage

Additional Dates for this Program


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The performance of Ken Benshoof’s Concerto in Three Movements is sponsored in part by a generous grant from The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust.

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This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.