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It’s in the stars: An asteroid is named for Riccardo Muti

A main-belt asteroid has been named for Riccardo Muti, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s 10th music director. Discovered on Nov. 1,…

WFMT to broadcast Salzburg Festival’s ‘Aida’ with Riccardo Muti

The Salzburg Festival’s new production of Verdi’s Aida, conducted by Riccardo Muti and starring Anna Netrebko in the title role, will…

Muti leads all-star cast in ‘Aida’ at Salzburg

On Aug. 6, Riccardo Muti conducted his first staged opera at the esteemed Salzburg Festival since 2011 and the first…

After Tehran concert, Muti observes ‘music … can do more than diplomats’

Tehran might seem to be an unlikely place for a concert led by Riccardo Muti, music director of the Chicago…

In historic concerts, Muti uses music to bridge two civilizations

Riccardo Muti, music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, made history over the weekend with his Paths of Friendship concerts…

Riccardo Muti remembers Philip Gossett as ‘a blessing for conductors’

Riccardo Muti, music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, hails the legacy of musicologist Philip Gossett, who died June 13…

For Muti, the key to Brahms is understanding the composer’s melancholy

Famous for his interpretations of Brahms, Riccardo Muti has evolved his approach to the composer over the years. In an…

Riccardo Muti performs at the first G7 Culture Summit

Riccardo Muti, music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, was invited to conduct two concerts as part of the first-ever…

At La Scala, a triumphant Muti affirms his ‘first obligation is to Chicago’

MILAN — Riccardo Muti was serious. Standing on the podium at the Teatro alla Scala, where he had not performed…

Muti emphasizes ‘the orchestra is the cultural ambassador of a city’

Riccardo Muti, music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, recently sat down with Dennis Polkow, music critic of NewCity Chicago,…

A ‘Husitská’ super-fan gets a name Czech from the Maestro

Friday night, Wayne Koepke leaped from his front-row seat to give the Chicago Symphony Orchestra a hand — and got…