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Three countries, five cities, 11 concerts. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Riccardo Muti came to the end of their Asia Tour 2019 with one last performance in Osaka, Japan. On the program in the 2,700-seat Festival Hall, which opened in 2013, was a double dose of Brahms: the composer’s First and Second Symphonies.

From Osaka, the CSO will return to Symphony Center, where the orchestra’s next concerts will be Feb. 14 and 16-17, led by guest conductor Pablo Heras-Casado, in a program of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 3, featuring Simon Trpčeski, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5.

Two weeks later, the CSO and Maestro Muti will be back on the road for a three-city tour of Florida, with stops in West Palm Beach, Miami and Naples, from Feb. 26 to March 2.

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