Muti Conducts Beethoven & Wagner

Mar 14

8:00 PM

Rossini, Vivaldi, Benshoof, Beethoven, Wagner

Thursday, March 14, 2019

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.


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.

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