Chicago Symphony Orchestra, which is one among the five American orchestras known simply as the Big Five, is soon holding a Bach performance by internationally acclaimed Italian conductor Riccardo Muti. In 2008, the orchestra announced appointing Muti as its new music director for the 2010-2011 season, alongside an initial five year contract. In fact, the artist debuted with the orchestra during the Ravinia Festival back in 1973, and it was not until the September of 2007 that he made appearances with the CSO for a four-week residency which included two weeks of exceptional subscription concerts, an outrageous European tour and an opening gala on a full-house. At the same time the orchestra also marked its first appearance in Italy in over twenty-five years, while it also marked the first time Muti performed with the orchestra thirty years after his debut with them.
Muti is known for having conducted with the most prominent orchestras from all over the world including the likes of Vienna Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Berlin Philharmonic. It is only natural that the upcoming Chicago Symphony Orchestra Riccardo Muti Conducts Bach show has taken classic music fans by storm upon Muti’s announcement of performing the finest of Bach compositions. Chicago Symphony Orchestra Riccardo Muti Conducts Bach tickets
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Muti was born in Naples, Italy and studied piano there under Vincenzo Vitale at the well-known Conservatory of San Pietro, from where he graduated with a distinction. Subsequently, he received his diploma in conducting and composition from Verdi Conservatory based in Milan, which is where he studied with the likes of Antonino Votto and Bruno Bettinelli. He first came to prominence by gaining the attention of public and critics in 1967, upon winning first position at Guido Cantelli Competition in Milan that is meant to be for conductors. The next year he was made the principal conductor of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, where he stayed till 1980. By 1971, he received an invitation from Herbert von Karajan, who wanted him to be the conductor at the famous Salzburg Festival, which marked the first of several occasions for Muti; 2010 marked the maestro’s fortieth year for collaborating with this world renowned festival. The star of the forthcoming Chicago Symphony Orchestra Riccardo Muti Conducts Bach show, had then only to begun to step up the heights of fame and accomplishments and they followed his unique skills.
Between 1972 and 1982, Riccardo Muti worked as the music director and chief conductor of the acclaimed Philharmonic Orchestra in London. By 1980 he was appointed the music director of Philadelphia Orchestra where he stayed till 1992, and from 1986 to 2005, he served as music director at Teatro alla Scala. While performing with the latter, he undertook major projects such as Wagner’s Ring cycle and Mozart-Da Ponte trilogy while he also got to re-open the then newly restored Las Scala alongside Antonio Salieri Europa. Muti also remounted the trilogy of Rigoletto by Verdi, as well as II trovatore and La traviata after they had not been performed for over twenty years. The composer is now set to play at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Riccardo Muti Conducts Bach
Muti has won many awards and honors over the many years of his career, which includes the most recently gained Birgit Nilsson Prize
and Prince of Asturias Award
of the Arts, both of which were awarded to him in 2011. He also received the Order of Friendship
from Russia in the same year. In 2010, he was awarded an honor by French First Lady with the title of Commandeur de la Legion d’honneur
. He has also been made an honorary member of Royal Academy of Music, and was given a doctorate by Universitat de Barcelona for honoria causa. Make sure to book Chicago Symphony Orchestra Riccardo Muti Conducts Bach tickets and be there to experience classical music finesse at Chicago Symphony Orchestra Riccardo Muti Conducts Bach performance.
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