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For the penultimate stop on their 2017 U.S. Fall Tour, Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra headed north to Santa Barbara for a concert Oct. 21 at the historic Granada Theatre. The concert, which marked the CSO’s first appearance in that city in 30 years, was presented by the Community Arts Music Association of Santa Barbara.

Built in 1924, the Granada Theatre originally was a Moorish-style movie palace. In 2008, after an extensive renovation, which restored the theater to its ’20s elegance, it reopened as a performing arts center. For their concert there, the CSO and Muti offered a program of Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 (Unfinished), Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A Major and Schumann’s Symphony No. 2

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