Riccardo Muti regards composer Nino Rota, an Oscar winner for his score for “The Godfather, Part II” (1974), as a mentor, and also has spoken frequently of his appreciation for the films of Italian directors Federico Fellini and Luchino Visconti.

So not surprisingly, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s music director has been invited to appear Oct. 23 at the 2015 Rome Film Festival, where he will speak about the relationship between film and music, images and notes, and will analyze the films that have left their mark on his life and his career. The festival begins Oct. 16 and runs through Oct. 24.

For details about Maestro Muti’s event, click here.