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Muti plans 10 weeks of Chicago Symphony performances

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  • Conductor Riccardo Muti plans 10 weeks of performances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra next season.

      Conductor Riccardo Muti plans 10 weeks of performances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra next season.

 
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Conductor Riccardo Muti plans 10 weeks of performances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra during its 2013-2014 season.

The symphony announced the lineup for next season this week. It will be Muti's fourth season as the symphony's music director. He plans performances in Chicago during September and October of this year and January, February, March and June of next year.

Muti's concerts will include works by Verdi and Schubert and a world premiere of a work the symphony commissioned by composer and cellist Giovanni Sollima. The composer and famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma will perform the work along with the orchestra.

Muti also will lead the orchestra's performance of "Voices of Silence," written by Ennio Morricone. The work was written to commemorate the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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