On this week’s program, Riccardo Muti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 2 featuring CSO Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant Yo-Yo Ma. The program also includes Shostakovich’s Festive Overture and Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 3. Rounding out the program, Riccardo Muti conducts selections from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet from a 2014 CSO Resound recording available for purchase here.

Shostakovich Festive Overture, Op. 96
Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 2 in G Major, Op. 126
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Prokofiev Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 44
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Originally recorded at concerts in June 2018

Prokofiev Suite from Romeo and Juliet, No. 16, Madrigal
Prokofiev Suite from Romeo and Juliet, No. 11, Arrival of the Guests (Minuet)
Prokofiev Suite from Romeo and Juliet, No. 12, Masks
Prokofiev Suite from Romeo and Juliet, No. 38, Romeo and Juliet
Prokofiev Suite from Romeo and Juliet, No. 35, Romeo Decides to Avenge Mercutio’s Death
Riccardo Muti, conductor
CSO Resound, 2014

This program will be available until February 24, 2020.

Brian Wise is the producer for CSO Radio broadcasts.

Program notes for Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 2 and Prokofiev Symphony No. 3 can be found here.

Performer Biographies
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, cello

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TOP: Riccardo Muti and Yo-Yo Ma at Orchestra Hall  | © Todd Rosenberg

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