CHICAGO — Riccardo Muti returns to Chicago in September to begin his 13th season of artistic collaboration with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and to open the 2022/23 season, the Orchestra’s 132nd and Muti’s culminating season as music director. His three-week residency in September and October includes three subscription concert programs and the annual Symphony Ball Gala concert.
Renowned pianist Yefim Bronfman joins Muti and the CSO to perform Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 on a program that also features the U.S. premiere of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Solemn Prelude and Tchaikovsky’s Second Symphony, with the final performance of the program on September 27 marking Muti’s 500th concert with the CSO since his debut in 1973 (September 22, 23 & 27). Muti, Bronfman and the CSO also perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 22 on September 24 as part of the Symphony Ball concert during the opening weekend of the new season. For the first time together, Muti and the CSO perform Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony on a program with Mozart’s Symphony No. 39 and Rossini’s Overture to Il viaggio a Reims (September 29-October 1). In the final week of the fall residency, Muti and the CSO perform Mussorgsky’s Pictures from an Exhibition (October 6-8). For program, ticket and patron information, visit cso.org.