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Muti Conducts Beethoven 2 & 5

Muti Conducts Beethoven 2 & 5
Muti Conducts Beethoven 2 & 5

Opening with the most famous four notes in all of classical music, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is a staggering masterwork that became a symphonic blueprint for all subsequent composers. Riccardo Muti leads a program that also features the composer’s buoyant, humorous Second Symphony and a world premiere concerto performed by CSO Bass Clarinet J. Lawrie Bloom.

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Beethoven 250 The Complete Symphonies

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Sunday, February 23, 2020 3:00 PM


Orchestra Hall


Standby reservations are now available for this performance by calling 312-294-3000. Patrons with standby reservations check-in at the Box Office 30 minutes before the concert, for access to last-minute seating options.

Beethoven Symphony No. 2
Bacri Ophelia’s Tears [World Premiere, Commissioned by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra through the generous support of Helen Zell]
Beethoven Symphony No. 5

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti conductor
J. Lawrie Bloom bass clarinet


  • Preconcert conversation with Carl Grapentine: Sunday, February 23, 1:45–2:15, Armour Stage
  • Postconcert CD signing with Riccardo Muti: Following the performance, Riccardo Muti will be signing CDs in Grainger Ballroom. Merchandise will be available at The Symphony Store before, during and after the concert, as well as Grainger Ballroom during intermission and post concert.



Maestro Residency Presenter

Official Airline of the CSO

These concerts are made possible with the generous sponsorship of Josef and Margot Lakonishok.

This program is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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