Riccardo Muti, conductor

Program A (Oct 13)
ROSSINIOverture from William Tell
ELIZABETH OGONEKAll These Lighted Things (West Coast Premiere)
BRUCKNERSymphony No. 4, Romantic

Program B (Oct 14)
SCHUBERTSymphony No. 8, Unfinished
MOZARTClarinet Concerto
Stephen Williamson, clarinet

SCHUMANNSymphony No. 2

Program C (Oct 15)
BRAHMSSymphony No. 3
Symphony No. 2

A special chemistry exists between the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and its director, the magnificent Italian conductor and "master of musical drama" (The New York Times), Riccardo Muti. Orchestra and maestro visit with three programs that underscore their deep fluency and interpretive clarity in a wide range of repertoire, from the sparkling classicism of the first Viennese School, to weighty Austro-German Romanticism, to a brand new work by a living composer. Highlights include Bruckner's breathtaking Romantic Symphony; Schumann's restless, animated Second Symphony; and a Brahms double feature of Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3 on the final day of the residency. Principal clarinetist Stephen Williamson is featured in Mozart’s beloved Clarinet Concerto, a gem of the repertoire; and the orchestra plays a new work by composer-in-residence Elizabeth Ogonek.

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Riccardo Muti, conductor

Oct 12–15, 2017

Master Class
Thu, Oct 12, 6:30pm
Zellerbach Hall

Riccardo Muti conducts the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra in Schubert's Unfinished Symphony.

Free and open to the public.

Composer Colloquium
Fri, Oct 13, 3pm
125 Morrison Hall

Featuring Elizabeth Ogonek, composer-in-residence of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Presented by the UC Berkeley Dept. of Music.

Free and open to the public.

Major support for public programs provided by Bank of America.

Program Notes
Program Notes

Program notes are available online approximately one week before the performance.

Parking Alerts
Parking Alerts

Parking may be a problem on campus for the Oct 13 performance due to a Cal Football game. Please see our Parking Alert section for more information.


Cal Performances 2017/18 Season: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti Interview
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra performs in October of our 2017/18 season. Watch this interview with Conductor Riccardo Muti by Cal Performances Executive and Artistic Director, Matías Tarnopolsky.

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass

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