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Ahead of their final Florida concert with Music Director Riccardo Muti, musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra returned to the Artis—Naples campus for master classes with student members of the Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.

Among the instructors were Li-Kuo Chang, acting principal viola, and John Bruce Yeh, assistant principal clarinet. Presented by the CSO’s Negaunee Music Institute, the master classes served as an integral part of the CSO’s residency at Artis—Naples, presenter of the orchestra’s two tour concerts in that city.

Then CSO musicians returned to Frances Pew Hayes Hall in the Artis—Naples complex for their tour-concluding concert of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sheherazade. 

After the CSO flies back to Chicago, musicians will join guest conductor David Afkham and pianist Nicholas Angelich in a program of works by Beethoven and Dvořák, beginning March 7.

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