For their free community concert this season, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Riccardo Muti will perform Nov. 15 at Lane Tech College Prep High School, 2501 W. Addison.
The concert, Muti’s eighth such event since he became music director in 2010, will feature Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 (Unfinished) and Brahms’ Symphony No. 2; he and the CSO will perform both works during their upcoming fall tour to Kansas City and California on Oct. 11-22. It also marks Muti’s debut at Lane Tech, which has longstanding ties to the CSO. In 1929, Frederick Stock, the orchestra’s second music director, helped to establish a comprehensive music program at Lane.
The Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the CSO’s training ensemble, also has performed at the high school, last appearing there with CSO Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant Yo-Yo Ma in January 2015. Before the Nov. 15 concert, which is a project of the CSO’s Negaunee Music Institute, CSO musicians will conduct educational activities with Lane’s band and orchestra students.
The community concert series is part of Muti’s commitment to engage more Chicagoans with the orchestra. His first community concert in 2010, at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, drew an audience of more than 25,000. In subsequent seasons, Muti and the CSO also have performed neighborhood venues such as Morton East High School in Cicero and the Apostolic Church of God on the South Side.
The concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m., will be performed without an intermission. Admission is free, but tickets are required. For more information and to obtain tickets, click here.
TOP: Riccardo Muti leads the CSO at the Apostolic Church of God in the city’s Woodlawn neighborhood in last season’s free community concert. | ©Todd Rosenberg Photography 2016