Ricardo Muti, Conductor
The Chicago Syphony is now celebrating 125 years and for Opening Night they brought out the Red Carpet in front of Symphony Hall and recreated the same program performed in 1891 with Theodore Thomas as the Conductor.
WAGNER: A Faust Overture
BEETHOVEN: Sypmphony No.5
TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op.23 with Daniil Trfonov on Piano.
DVORAK: Husitska Overture, Op.67
The highlight for me was watching and listening to Daniil Trifonov, a 26 year old play the piano. He is the winner of Gramophone's 2016 Artist of the Year Award and won 1st prize in 2011 at both the Tchaikovsky and Rubinstein competitions in 2011 at the age of 20.
Chicago is lucky to have a World Class Symphony!