Riccardo Muti, the CSO, and 2,000 high-schoolers and families at community concert

Posted on: November 17, 2017

“17 year-old Rebecca Vazquez said that hearing the Chicago Symphony Orchestra perform at Lane Tech College Prep, where she is a student, is a ‘a once in a lifetime opportunity,’ ” write David Polk and Karina Kücking on Friday (11/16) at Chicago radio station WFMT. “The orchestra performed there on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, as part of its efforts to bring music to communities throughout Chicago. ‘I was feeling every piece they played, every movement,’ she added. ‘It just made me think about how music changes our lives.’ Rebecca is also one of several Lane Tech students who had the opportunity to participate in master classes with CSO prior to the concert.… Rebecca was one of almost 2,000 people, including students and members of their families, in the audience at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s annual free Community Concert. The auditorium was … packed … during a performance of Schubert’s ‘Unfinished’ Symphony (No. 8) and Brahms’s Symphony No. 2. Muti selected the repertoire to share ‘a message of love and beauty’ to ‘the young, the generation of the future,’ Muti said…. Muti left the students with a lesson … saying, ‘remember, all of you, only beauty with a capital “B” can save the world.’ ”

Posted November 17, 2017