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Always a model of intensity, Riccardo Muti leads the CSO in what he calls an unjustly ignored work, Liszt's From the Cradle to the Grave. | © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2015

Riccardo Muti: ‘I owe everything to Nino Rota’

Riccardo Muti opened the inaugural evening of the first Rome Film Festival in 2006 with a tribute to the composer Nino…

10/31/15 1:38:49 PM -- 2015 Fall U.S. Tour.

Waiting to board the plane at Durham


. © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2015

Day 5: Before the journey home, master classes in Chapel Hill

After their triumphant debut at the University of North Carolina’s historic Memorial Hall, CSO musicians and patrons gathered for a…

The Old Well on the University of North Carolina campus is one of its best-known landmarks. | © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2015

Day 4: The CSO makes its debut at Chapel Hill

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s fall U.S. tour culminates with a concert in Memorial Hall on the scenic campus of the…

Maestro Muti congratulates CSO violist Max Raimi, a Michigan alum, on his arrangement of "The Victors," which the CSO played before the start of the planned program. | © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2015

Day 3: in Ann Arbor, to ‘The Victors’ comes the CSO

For the second concert on its fall tour, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra returned to historic Hill Auditorium on the University…

10/27/15 7:56:51 PM -- Chicago Symphony Orchestra 125th Year.

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Riccardo Muti, Conductor 

CSO Fall U.S. Tour

Patrons crowd around a flat screen TV during intermission watching the World Series. 

Kaufmann Center, Helzburg Hall

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor 

MAHLER: Symphony No. 1 in D Major

. © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2015

Day 1: In Kansas City, it’s the CSO vs. the World Series

While Game 1 of the World Series got under way at another place in Kansas City named Kauffman, the Chicago…

Maestro Riccardo Muti slashes the air with his baton as the CSO performs Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 at Helzberg Hall. | © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2015

Riccardo Muti and the CSO thrill audiences on recent fall tour

Beyond formal reviews lauding Riccardo Muti’s stellar conducting and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s unparalleled technique and artistry, expressions of esteem also flooded articles highlighting the…

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Choice of venue: Ann Arbor’s big houses, Hill and field

Mention Ann Arbor’s “Big House” to music fans, and you’re just as likely to hear about the University of Michigan’s…

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Choice of venue: In Kansas City, the CSO plays Kauffman — but Cubs won’t

Chicagoans hoping to see their hometown favorites play Kansas City at a sold-out Kauffman on Tuesday night are still in…

Charles Dutoit conducts Stravinsky

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