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Pre-concert lecture by Classical California KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen at 7pm

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra returns to Orange County in an LA/OC exclusive performance with revered conductor Riccardo Muti in his final year as music director. The 2022/23 season celebrates the legacy of Music Director Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestraone of the most extraordinary chapters in the CSO’s history. Muti, whose tenure concludes in 2023, marks the 13th year of this exceptional artistic partnership that has thrilled audiences in Chicago and around the world.

The 62-time Grammy-winning Chicago Symphony Orchestra is consistently hailed as one of the world’s leading orchestras. Named 2010 Musician of the Year by Musical America, conductor Riccardo Muti’s commitment to artistic excellence continues to bring the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to ever higher levels of achievement and renown.

One of the preeminent conductors of our day, Muti first came to international attention in 1967, when he was unanimously awarded first place at the Guido Cantelli Competition for conductors in Milan. Since then, he has built at 40 year career serving as music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra as well as music director of the Teatro alla Scala.


Series Sponsor:
Donna L. Kendall Foundation

Concert Sponsor:
The Segerstrom Foundation

Residency Sponsor
The Isidore and Penny Myers Foundation

Tour Sponsor
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra North America Tour is generously sponsored by the Zell Family Foundation

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