Chicago Symphony’s Muti honored by Rome’s American Academy

Posted on: June 1, 2012

In Thursday’s (5/31) Chicago Tribune, John von Rhein reports, “Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director Riccardo Muti has added yet another honor to his long list of awards. On Monday at a gala ceremony in Rome, the Italian maestro, 70, was presented with the 2012 McKim Medal from the American Academy in Rome. The award celebrates his significant accomplishments and contributions to classical music throughout his career. The trustees of the American Academy in Rome established the McKim Medal in 2005 to honor exceptional individuals whose work has had a global impact on the arts and humanities beyond Italy and the U.S. Muti is conducting a new production of Verdi’s ‘Attila’ that opened Thursday night at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome. He is due to direct the season’s final two weeks of CSO subscription concerts June 14-24 at Symphony Center.”

Posted June 1, 2012