On Now

Listen to the Stream
  • Introduction, Theme, and Variations 5:04 Carl Maria von Weber
    Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society
    David Shifrin, clarinet
    Buy Now
  • Joyous March 4:59 Emmanuel Chabrier
    Philharmonia Orchestra
    Herbert von Karajan
    Buy Now
Playlist
Other MPR Radio Streams
Choral Stream
MPR News
Radio Heartland

You can now listen to Classical and Choral Music on your iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad) or Android device.

Blog Archive

May 2008
S M T W T F S
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31


Master Archive

Contact Us

Purchase the Music

  • Buy the music you've heard on-air! Your purchase helps support our classical service.
    ArkivMusic

Services

Classical Notes

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.