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Muti on Michigan Avenue: Chicago Symphony picks Riccardo Muti

Posted at 11:03 AM on May 5, 2008 by John Birge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 5, 2008

RICCARDO MUTI APPOINTED MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Maestro Muti begins his tenure with the CSO in 2010-2011 season

Today, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association--with the unanimous approval from its Board of Trustees and overwhelming support from the musicians of the CSO--appointed world-renowned conductor Riccardo Muti as its 10th music director. Maestro Muti will begin a five-year contract as music director in September of the 2010-2011 season. He will conduct a minimum of 10 weeks of CSO subscription concerts each season, in addition to domestic and international tours. Maestro Muti will come to Chicago on June 2, 2008, to celebrate his appointment with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra family.

You can read the whole release here.