Programme

Ricc rdo
Muti

«Prokofiev and Price towards modernity»
Grand Auditorium
Tue
Riccardo Muti conducting an orchestra
©: Todd Rosenberg

What you'll hear and see

The music

  • Florence Price Symphony N° 3
  • Sergueï Prokofiev Symphonie N° 5
  • Giacomo Puccini Bis: Manon Lescaut: Intermezzo sinfonico

The artists

  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Riccardo Muti conductor

I. Andante

The magnificent Chicago Symphony Orchestra tours with its Music Director of 14 years,

The magnificent Chicago Symphony Orchestra tours with its Music Director of 14 years, Riccardo Muti, for the last time! Watch them come together to perform two 20th-century symphonic masterpieces. African American composer Florence Price’s recently re-discovered Symphony N° 3 has won international acclaim for its imaginative scoring and melodic beauty. It is coupled here with Sergei Prokofiev’s heroic Symphony N° 5, which sets out to glorify «the grandeur of the human spirit».