Appointment To Begin in 2023/24 Season with Six Weeks of Concerts with the CSO in Chicago, New York and on tour in Europe

CHICAGO — The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA) has announced that Riccardo Muti, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s prominent 10th Music Director, has been named Music Director Emeritus for Life beginning in the 2023/24 season. Muti, who is currently in Chicago leading concerts that culminate his tenure as Music Director after 13 seasons of celebrated artistic partnership, will assume the new role in September and conduct two weeks of concerts in Chicago to open the CSO’s 133rd season, followed by two concerts in New York’s Carnegie Hall to open their season on October 4 and 5. Muti will rejoin the Orchestra in January 2024 for three weeks of concerts during its first European Tour since 2020, with performances already announced in Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Austria and Italy. In the new role, Muti will maintain a close connection with the Orchestra with an additional six weeks of concerts already planned for the 2024/25 season – four in Chicago and two in tour performances to be announced – with annual weeks of concerts with the CSO in discussion for subsequent seasons.