Muti, Uchida & Mozart

May 9

8:00 PM

Mozart, Stravinsky

Thursday, May 9, 2019

“Uchida’s remarkable approach to the piano is a given. But the way in which Muti and the Orchestra seemed to be breathing as one with her every second of the way had an astonishing effect, and made the audience fully complicit in the magic” (Chicago Sun-Times). Muti, Uchida and the CSO reunite for Mozart’s dark and urgent Piano Concerto No. 20, followed by a divertimento and suites from two of Stravinsky’s brilliant ballet scores, The Fairy's Kiss and The Firebird.

Approximate concert duration: 103 minutes including intermission


Mozart Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20
Stravinsky Divertimento, Suite from The Fairy's Kiss
Stravinsky Suite from The Firebird


Preconcert conversation with Larry Rapchak
30 minute run-time

Thursday, May 9, 6:45-7:15 Grainger Ballroom
Friday, May 10, 6:45-7:15 Grainger Ballroom
Saturday, May, 11, 6:45-7:15 Grainger Ballroom

Additional Dates for this Program

For music scholar Maureen Carr, there is no doubt: Igor Stravinsky is the most important composer of the 20th century. The distinguished professor of music at the Penn State School of Music, Carr sees the Russian composer as a daring innovator who pushed the avant-garde with the earthy polyrhythms of The Rite of Spring (1913) and then veered in a seemingly unlikely direction, finding the new in the old with neo-classicism. Unlike some composers whose fame rests on just few works, Stravinsky managed to sustain his extraordinary creativity for more than 60 years: "He has a thumbprint that he imposes on all of his works, where the minute you hear it, you say, ‘That must be Stravinsky.’ Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories


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This program is supported in part by awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council Agency.