Chicago Symphony’s Europe tour, January 2017, from Paris to La Scala

Posted on: May 16, 2016

“The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and its music director, Riccardo Muti, have announced plans for a grand tour of Europe, Jan. 13-27, 2017,” writes Hedy Weiss in Wednesday’s (5/11) Chicago Sun-Times. The tour “will include 11 concerts, with stops in Paris, Hamburg, Aalberg (Denmark), Milan, Vienna, Baden-Baden and Frankfurt. Highlights … include: The CSO’s first ever performances at the new Philharmonie de Paris (Jan. 13). Concerts at the state-of-the-art Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg (Jan. 14 and 15). The CSO’s debut at the Musikkens Hus in Aalberg (Jan. 16 and 17). The CSO [will make its] first tour appearances at Milan’s Teatro alla Scala in Milan since 1981—and the first performances at the venue with Maestro Muti (Jan. 21 and 22).” Also planned are performances at Vienna’s Musikverein, the Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden, and the Alter Oper in Frankfurt. Tour repertoire will include works by Hindemith, Elgar, Mussorgsky, Richard Strauss, and Dvorák. “CSO musicians will lead master classes for students, and give community performances in the tour cities in programs supported by the Negaunee Music Institute at the CSO.”

Posted May 16, 2016