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Musicians give Maestro Muti a moment by himself on the stage after the second Scala concert. | © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2017

Gallery: Sightseeing in Milan and second concert at La Scala

Before the second concert at Milan, CSO musicians and patrons took in some of the city’s historic sites, including Santa…

Milan's La Scala is one of the world's most beautiful halls. | © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2017

Gallery: Cheers of ‘bentornato’ as Muti and the CSO return to La Scala

As Riccardo Muti took the stage of Teatro alla Scala, for the first of two concerts with the Chicago Symphony…

1/19/17 6:26:18 PM -- The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti Music Director

2017 European Tour 

Maestro Muti during the Press conference. 

© Todd Rosenberg Photography 2017

Gallery: A trip to historic Cremona and master classes & press events in Milan

On a free day in Milan, Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians and staff took in the sights, including an excursion to…

Aalborg's Musikkens Hus (House of Music), which opened in 2014, consists of four concert halls. | © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2017

Gallery: Travel to Aalborg and debut at the Musikkens Hus

For the third stop on its seven-city European tour, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Riccardo Muti traveled to Aalborg, Denmark,…

1/17/17 6:42:52 PM -- The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti Music Director

2017 European Tour 
CSO Bass Dan Armstrong warms up.





© Todd Rosenberg Photography 2017

Gallery: Sightseeing, master classes and the second concert in Aalborg

If it’s Tuesday, it must be the last concert in Aalborg. For their second program at the Musikkens Hus, the…

1/15/17 8:06:11 PM -- The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti Music Director

2017 European Tour 

11’ CATALANI: Contemplazione

© Todd Rosenberg Photography 2017

Gallery: Second concert at Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie

For its second sold-out concert at Hamburg’s brand-new Elbphilharmonie, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra played selections by Catalani, Strauss and Tchaikovsky,…

1/14/17 5:06:44 PM -- The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti Music Director

2017 European Tour 

Stage set and the hall is ready for the CSO


© Todd Rosenberg Photography 2017

Hamburg’s ‘Elphi’ reveals its acoustical personality measure by measure

HAMBURG, Germany — San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge spans the waters. Sydney’s Opera House opens like a shell at the…

The orchestra takes a bow after Mussorgsky's Pictures From an Exhibition. | © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2017

Gallery: Travel to Hamburg and debut at the Elbphilharmonie

After its concert in Paris, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra traveled to Hamburg, Germany, for two concerts at the state-of-the-art Elbphilharmonie,…

At a press event, Riccardo Muti greets longtime friend Gérard Depardieu, who will appear with the CSO in February. | © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2017

Gallery: master classes, serenades and the first concert in Paris

With the concert at the Philharmonie de Paris just hours away, it was a day of music-making  all around. CSO…

1/12/17 1:51:35 PM -- The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti Music Director

2017 European Tour 
Ronald Satkiewicz runs through the afternoon material before the start of the second rehearsal. 

© Todd Rosenberg Photography 2017

Gallery: Double rehearsal at the Philharmonie de Paris

As the Chicago Symphony Orchestra prepares for the first concert on its European tour, musicians settled in for a day of…

1/12/17 10:11:59 AM -- The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti Music Director

2017 European Tour 
Principal Timpanist David Herbert tunes his drum during rehearsal. 

© Todd Rosenberg Photography 2017

The phantom of the Philharmonie, a mystery in 39 seconds

It begins like an episode of “CSI,” or perhaps a modern-day version of “The Phantom of the Opera,” set in…