Italian conductor Riccardo Muti will lead the Chicago Symphony Orchestra this April in commemorating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director Riccardo Muti may still be convalescing following an accident that has caused him to cancel his February concerts, but that hasn't stopped him from announcing that Czech brothers, Matous and Simon Michal, have been named as the newest members of the second violin section.
74-year-old Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director, Riccardo Muti, could not have been more confident going into last week's concerts in South Korea -- predicting that the attendees at the Seoul Arts Center would not soon forget the CSO's performance there. It seems that that hubris might have led to his having to cancel his upcoming February residency back in the Windy City. While the shows went off without a hitch, a minor accident between the final January 29 concert and Muti's return home led to his needing an emergency hip operation and some time off.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra music leader Riccardo Muti may not be returning to the Windy City until February, but that doesn't mean he won't be making music with the CSO. It's being reported that the 74-year-old Naples native will be working with his world famous orchestra in Seoul, Korea on January 28 and 29, before heading back to Chicago for a couple of weeks of shows next month.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra recently announced its 125th Anniversary Season, during which the CSO will take a fresh look at some of the works the Orchestra has premiered over the past 125 years. The CSO also announced a renewed focus on the Austro-German orchestral repertoire, from Handel to Mahler, in 2015-16.
Jeff Alexander of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will become the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association's next president, the CSO announced earlier this week. He will begin his tenure on January 12.
Conductor Riccardo Muti will lead an international ensemble of musicians in performances of Verdi's 'Requiem' to recognize the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra recently announced that it has received the largest philanthropic gifts in its history--$17 million from the Zell Family Foundation and $15 million from the Negaunee Foundation.
David McGill, principal bassoon of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for 17 years, has resigned his position with the orchestra in order to accept a full-time teaching position at Northwestern University.
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Covent Garden aside, Zachary Woolfe of the New York Times has good words for Netrebko in Rome, where she dutifully followed Riccardo Muti in Puccini's 'Manon Lescaut.' Muti is known, of course, for his rigorous rehearsal regimen (and for not suffering fools).
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra announced two pieces of important news yesterday: The orchestra's widely-respected music director Riccardo Muti signed a new contract with the CSO, extending his tenure as music director through 2020; and the CSO announced programming for their 2014-15 season.
Maestro Riccardo Muti's deeply rewarding artistic collaboration with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will continue beyond next season. Muti announced on Monday that he will extend his tenure as music director of the CSO through 2020.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has launched 'CSO Sounds & Stories,' an online multimedia magazine designed to enhance the concert-going experience and bring the CSO’s concerts and programs to music lovers around the world.
Deborah F. Rutter, the president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, has been appointed president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., the Kennedy Center announced on Tuesday.