Revised Muti programs announced

Wed Oct 20, 2010 at 11:49 am

By Lawrence A. Johnson

Riccardo Muti

Details of the reshuffled programs for Riccardo Muti’s February and May concerts have been announced by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

The Cherubini Requiem, slated for this month before Muti’s illness, has been postponed for a future season.

For the programs of Feb. 10-15, the canceled Hindemith Symphony in E flat will replace Brahms’ Symphony No. 3. The rest of the program–Anna Clyne’s <<< rewind <<< and Vadim Repin performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto–is unchanged.

The world premiere of Bernard Rands’ Danza Petrificada, a CSO commission, will take place at the concerts of May 5-10, replacing Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain. Strauss’s Death and Transfiguration and Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet remain on the program.

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3 Responses to “Revised Muti programs announced”

  1. Posted Nov 06, 2010 at 1:50 pm by Andrew

    I’m delighted to hear about the change in the May 5-10 program. The substitution of a premiere for a tired old warhorse enhances the appeal of these concerts considerably for me.

  2. Posted Nov 08, 2010 at 3:18 am by Bob

    Replacing Brahms with Hindemith is liking replacing the 1985 Bears withe the 2010 Edition.

  3. Posted Nov 17, 2010 at 4:58 pm by Jim Ginsburg

    The Feb. program already has a warhorse to bring in a crowd with the Tchaikovsky Concerto. The Brahms/Hindemith switch makes sense to me and makes for a more interesting program.

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