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Ahead of Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s first concert on the 2017 U.S. Fall Tour, musicians conducted master classes for students at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance. The master classes are part of tour activities presented by the CSO’s Negaunee Music Institute. Then CSO musicians headed to Helzberg Hall, in the Kauffman Center of the Performing Arts (pictured above) in Kansas City, for a program of Rossini’s Overture to William Tell, Elizabeth Ogonek’s All These Lighted Things and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4, all conducted by Maestro Muti. The Kansas City concert was presented by the Harriman-Jewell Series.

From Kansas City, the CSO heads to Berkeley, Calif., for three concerts at Zellerbach Hall, presented by Cal Performances, and then travels on to venues in Costa Mesa, Santa Barbara, San Diego and other California cities.

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