For the second stop on their Europe Tour 2020, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Riccardo Muti returned to Vienna and the historic Wiener Musikverein. Here they will perform three concerts, including two of Verdi’s Requiem, with the Jan. 13 program as part of a season-long celebration of the Musikverein’s 150th anniversary.

The tour consists of 10 concerts in six countries Jan. 9-23, with additional in stops Luxembourg, Paris, Naples, Florence, Milan and Lugano.

For more coverage, go to the tour page on cso.org, Sounds and Stories’ CSO on Tour category, the CSO’s Facebook page and other social media outlets, including Twitter and Instagram.

TOP: Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra perform the first of three concerts at the Musikverein, as part of their Europe Tour 2020. | ©Todd Rosenberg Photography 2020

 

Rehearsal and first concert in Vienna

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Maestro Muti leads the CSO in Hindemith's Mathis der Maler Symphony.

Photos by Todd Rosenberg.
Dr. Thomas Angyan, intendant of the Musikverein, greets the CSO and Maestro Muti before their first rehearsal there.

Photos by Todd Rosenberg.
Trumpet Tage Larsen, Principal Trumpet Esteban Batallán and Principal Trombone Jay Friedman zoom into view during rehearsal.

Photos by Todd Rosenberg.
The CSO's acclaimed brass section, shown here during rehearsal, is venerated worldwide.

Photos by Todd Rosenberg.
Heidi Lukas, CSO director of operations, collects information from piccolo Jennifer Gunn backstage.

Photos by Todd Rosenberg.
CSO violas Wei-Ting Kuo, Danny Lai and Sunghee Choi visit with Choi's college friends during a rehearsal break.

Photos by Todd Rosenberg.
Riccardo Muti leaves the stage after the first rehearsal at the Musikverein.

Photos by Todd Rosenberg.
After the rehearsal ends, CSO stage technician Blair Carlson moves a harp off stage.

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Cynthia Yeh, principal percussion, and bassoon Miles Maner pose for photographs during an interview session on the Musikverein's roof.

Photos by Todd Rosenberg.
The splendor of Vienna unfolds from a rooftop view. 

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Friends from Spain hang out with Principal Trumpet Esteban Batallán and Principal Tuba Gene Pokorny.

Photos by Todd Rosenberg.
Heading into the hall, patrons pass the sold-out signs for the CSO's performances of the Verdi Requiem.

Photos by Todd Rosenberg.
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