On October 16, 1891, Theodore Thomas led the Chicago Orchestra—on its first-ever concert—in Dvořák’s Husitská Overture. This week, Riccardo Muti conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in the Husitská Overture, along with Hindemith’s Concerto Music for Strings and Brass, Ravel’s orchestration of Mussorgsky’s Pictures from an Exhibition, and Schumann’s Cello Concerto in A minor, featuring CSO principal cello John Sharp. Rounding out this program, Muti conducts the Orchestra in Catalani’s Contemplazione.

Dvořák Husitská Overture, Op. 67
Schumann Cello Concerto in A Minor, Op. 129
John Sharp, cello
Hindemith Concert Music for Strings and Brass, Op. 50
Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures from an Exhibition
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Originally recorded at concerts in October 2016

Catalani Contemplazione
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Originally recorded at concerts in September 2016

This program will be available until July 29, 2019.

Brian Wise is the producer for CSO radio broadcasts.

Program notes for Dvořák’s Husitská Overture, Schumann’s Cello Concerto, Hindemith’s Concerto Music for Strings and Brass, and Mussorgsky’s Pictures from an Exhibition can be found here, and notes for Catalani’s Contemplazione can be found here.

Performer Biographies
Riccardo Muti, Zell Music Director and conductor
John Sharp, cello

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TOP: Riccardo Muti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Orchestra Hall. | ©Todd Rosenberg Photography 2017

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