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Just weeks after their acclaimed Asia tour, Music Director Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra have returned to the road. This time, the destination is the Sunshine State, where Muti and the CSO are performing five concerts in three cities: West Palm Beach, Miami and Naples.

For the first tour stop, Muti and the CSO offered an all-Beethoven program at the Alexander Dreyfoos Jr. Hall of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach on Feb. 26. The concert marked Muti and the orchestra’s second consecutive appearance at the venue, after their first performance in 2018.

Earlier in the day, as part of educational activities planned for the Florida tour, the CSO’s Negaunee Music Institute presented sectional rehearsals for CSO musicians and students from the Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach. Participating CSO musicians included bass Dan Armstrong; Li-Kuo Chang, acting principal viola; Sylvia Kilcullen, assistant principal second violin; John Sharp, principal cello, and David Taylor, assistant concertmaster.

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