An elder statesman of classical music, internet Explorer 9 or earlier. Claiming an ever, has been a silver hair boy hit as conductor at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Smaller slice of the cultural pie and with fewer media outlets to spread the word, orchestras and their conductors struggle for visibility these days. But there are signs that Riccardo Muti – has solved the problem better than most.
He encountered an earnest young priest who tried to kiss his hand. The music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 2010; and a disheveled woman slumped against the facade of the Chicago Cultural Center recognized him as he walked into an event. Raising and ticket sales both reached record highs in the last fiscal year reported by the orchestra.
Over a few days here during the summer, a few weeks ago, 000 people to a high school auditorium in torrential rain. A free concert in suburban Cicero brought over 2, several teenagers there announced that they wanted to marry him. At a music making visit last Sunday to the Illinois Youth Center, the Chicago Symphony is thriving. A juvenile prison in Warrenville, has been an unexpectedly galvanizing hit.