Join us on Saturday, October 1 as Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra honor Franz Liszt, one of the giants of the keyboard and composition alike, on the bicentennial of his birth, with a reprise of the program performed by the CSO 100 years ago for the centennial celebration.
Italian pianist Michele Campanella makes his CSO debut in Lizst’s thunderous Piano Concerto No. 1. Also on the program is Lizst’s A Faust Symphony. Inspired by Berlioz's version of the famous Goethe tale, Liszt created distinct musical images of Faust, Gretchen and Mephistopheles in this colorful and evocative symphonic work for orchestra and men's chorus. Rounding out the program is Wagner’s Huldigungsmarsch.
We’ll have a pre-concert dinner at Rhapsody restaurant (in the Symphony Center building). This will be a great prelude to the CSO’s beautiful music and will give us an opportunity to socialize and get to know each other. Led by Executive Chef Dean Zanella, Rhapsody offers a menu inspired by fresh Italian flavors and local seasonal ingredients complete with thoughtfully compiled wine and cocktail lists and a warm ambiance.
Rhapsody is offering a couple of prix fixe menus that require only a minimum of 10 people.
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I will try to email it to each person who is attending.
Looking forward to a smashing evening!