Muti conducts Verdi and Brahms

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September 19, 2013 - Chicago Symphony Center - Concert starts at 8.00pm

Music Director Riccardo Muti leads Giuseppe Verdi's powerful ballet from Macbeth in honor of the opera composer's bicentennial and rounds the concert off with the sunniest of Brahms's symphonies, which opens with horns rising like the dawn over brooding lower strings. The splendid melodies of Johann Strauss, Jr.'s overture to Indigo and the Forty Thieves are filled with iconic swagger.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Riccardo Muti conductor

Smith The Star-Spangled Banner
J. Strauss, Jr. Overture to Indigo and the Forty Thieves
Verdi Ballet Music from Macbeth
Brahms Symphony No. 2

Tickets on sale August 16, 2013 at 312-294-3000 or visiting

September 2013

Music and Theatre


September 21, 2013 - Chicago - Symphony Center - The Ball starts at 7.00pm

Join us for a special Symphony Ball celebration of the bicentennial of Italy's greatest opera composer, Giuseppe Verdi. Riccardo Muti conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in some of Verdi's most popular and rousing choruses, including the invigorating anthem Va, pensiero from Nabucco. Renowned opera stars Barbara Frittoli and Ildebrando D'Arcangelo sing the impassioned second act finale of La forza del destino.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti conductor
Barbara Frittoli soprano (Leonora)
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe chorus director

Verdi Ballet Music from Macbeth
Verdi Patria oppressa! from Macbeth
Verdi Si redesti il leon di Castiglia from Ernani
Verdi Va, pensiero from Nabucco
Verdi Act 2 Finale from La forza del destino
Verdi Overture to I vespri siciliani

Tickets on sale August 16, 2013 at 312-294-3000 or visiting

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