With Riccardo Muti at the helm, the Chicago Symphony will visit Orange County for the first time in a couple of decades on Feb. 17. I thought I’d share a Muti video or two in the next couple of weeks and perhaps something of the Chicago Symphony as well.
In this video, Muti conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in a 1999 performance of the Overture to “The Marriage of Figaro” by Mozart.
I’ll share an interview with Muti in a few days.
Not incidentally, Muti and the Chicagoans will perform a boffo and unhackneyed program here consisting of Honegger’s “Pacific 231,” Mason Bates’s “Alternative Energy” and Franck’s Symphony. Hallelujah.