Chicago Symphony’s Muti to miss several weeks following hip surgery

Posted on: February 5, 2016

“Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti has withdrawn from his Feb. 11-20 residency here so he can recover from a hip operation following a minor accident,” writes John von Rhein in Tuesday’s (2/2) Chicago Tribune. “The accident occurred soon after the joint tour of Taiwan, Japan, China and South Korea he and the orchestra undertook last month, said media relations director Eileen Chambers. The accident took place … at some point between the 10th and final concert of the Jan. 15-29 tour in Seoul, South Korea, and the 74-year-old conductor’s immediate return home to Europe…. A replacement conductor or conductors for Muti’s two winter subscription programs—Feb. 11-16 and Feb. 18-20—will be announced. The Muti/CSO special concert scheduled for Feb. 19 at Chicago’s Holy Name Cathedral will be postponed, and a new date will be announced. Muti’s withdrawal from this month’s concerts is not expected to affect his next scheduled CSO residency in April or the announced programs.”

Posted February 5, 2016