Chicago Symphony announces fall 2021 programming

Posted on: July 14, 2021

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has announced “complete programming planned for Symphony Center from September through the December 2021 holiday season,” writes Hedy Weiss in Tuesday’s (7/13) WTTW TV (Chicago). Music Director Riccardo Muti will conduct the season-opening program of Beethoven, Bologne, and Price in September. “The fall season will [include] its ever-popular jazz, chamber music and piano series. Also on the docket will be … concerts by the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, CSO for Kids concerts, and a CSO at the Movies presentation…. In December, the CSO and Chicago Symphony Chorus … will join to perform Handel’s ‘Messiah.’ … Fall 2021 marks … the 100th anniversary of the world premiere of Sergei Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 … [with] the formidable Russian pianist Denis Matsuev [and] Michael Tilson Thomas guest conducting. [Two programs will mark] the other … 100th anniversary … the birth of Astor Piazzolla…. One will be a CSO concert led by guest conductor Giancarlo Guerrero and featuring the ‘Aconcagua Concerto for Bandoneon and Orchestra,’ with soloist Daniel Binelli. The other will be … Quinteto Astor Piazzolla making its first appearance at Symphony Center…. Information about the remainder of the 2021-2022 season will be announced in October.”