Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Muti signs with Chicago Symphony

Riccardo Muti led the Philadelphia Orchestra for 12 years, from 1980-1992, then decided to back away from the "social responsibilities that an American directorship involves." (NY Times) Muti made several brief appearances with the New York Philharmonic; then began associating with the Chicago Symphony in 2010. On Monday, the seventy-two year old conductor signed his second contract with the CSO, extending his tenure through August, 2020. Both of Muti's CSO contracts have and will continue to require him to conduct 10 subscription weeks each season, as well as recordings (the orchestra has its own label, CSO Resound. Source: http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/03/muti-signs-new-contract-with-chicago-symphony-orchestra/?_php=true&_type=blogs&ref=music&_r=0 Accessed February 4, 2014

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