Muti Conducts Beethoven 2 & 5

Feb 20

8:00 PM

Beethoven, Bacri

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Opening with the most famous four notes in all of classical music, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is a staggering masterwork that became a symphonic blueprint for all subsequent composers. Riccardo Muti leads a program that also features the composer’s buoyant, humorous Second Symphony and a world premiere concerto performed by CSO Bass Clarinet J. Lawrie Bloom.


Beethoven Symphony No. 2
Bacri Ophelia’s Tears [World Premiere, Commissioned by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra through the generous support of Helen Zell]
Beethoven Symphony No. 5


Additional Dates for this Program


Maestro Residency Presenter

Official Airline of the CSO

These performances are made possible by the Juli Plant Grainger Fund for Artistic Excellence.