On Feb. 25, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Riccardo Muti will embark on their Florida Tour 2019, with stops in West Palm Beach, Miami and Naples. The Naples concerts mark the start of a planned three-year residency presented by Artis—Naples. The tour repertoire consists of works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov.

In addition, while in Florida, the CSO will participate in several number of educational and engagement activities organized by the Negaunee Music Institute.

The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, which opened in 1992, consists of several spaces, including the Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. Concert Hall. | ©Todd Rosenberg Photography 2018

The complete itinerary (all times EST):

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 8 p.m.
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach

Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 3
Beethoven Symphony No. 5
Beethoven Symphony No. 7

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 8 p.m.
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5
Rimsky-Korsakov Sheherazade

Thursday, Feb. 28, 8 p.m.
Frances Pew Hayes Hall in Naples

Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 3
Beethoven Symphony No. 5
Beethoven Symphony No. 7

CSOA President Jeff Alexander welcomes supporters and friends to a pre-concert dinner in the Figge Conservatory, part of the Artis-Naples campus. | ©Todd Rosenberg Photography 2018

Saturday, March 2, 8 p.m.
Frances Pew Hayes Hall in Naples

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5
Rimsky-Korsakov Sheherazade

Community-engagement activities:

Feb. 25, West Palm Beach: Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra perform the Once Upon a Symphony production of “The Ugly Duckling” for the young students of Palm Beach Day Academy and Opportunity Early Childhood Education & Family Center. “The Ugly Duckling” is produced and presented with Chicago Children’s Theatre and features CSO musicians Emma Gerstein (flute), Lora Schaefer (oboe), David Griffin (horn), Gary Stucka (cello) and actor Lily Emerson.

Feb. 26, West Palm Beach: CSO musicians including David Taylor (assistant concertmaster), Sylvia Kilcullen (assistant principal second violin), Li-Kuo Chang (acting principal viola), John Sharp (principal cello) and Daniel Armstrong (bass) lead sectionals at the Dreyfoos School for the Arts.

Feb. 27, Miami: CSO musicians Stephen Williamson (principal clarinet), Dennis Michel (bassoon) and Michael Mulcahy (trombone) give master classes for members of the New World Symphony at the New World Center.

March 1-2, Naples: This year’s multi-day residency features a chamber music performance March 1 at Immokalee High School by CSO musicians Mihaela Ionescu (violin), Russell Hershow (violin), Sunghee Choi (viola), Oto Carillo (horn) and Michael Hovnanian (bass). In addition, there will be master classes for the Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra by Baird Dodge (principal second violin) and John Sharp (principal cello) on March 1, and by Li-Kuo Chang (acting principal viola) and John Bruce Yeh (assistant principal clarinet) on March 2. The master classes in Naples are open to the public. More information is available through Artis—Naples.