Riccardo Muti

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra announced that the contract for Music Director Riccardo Muti, 76, has been extended through the 2021/22 season. Muti became the CSO’s 10th music director in 2010 and his current contract continues through 2020. Muti’s new contract will begin in September 2020 and extend through August 2022.

During this period, Muti will maintain his current commitment to lead the Orchestra in 10 weeks of subscription concerts, special concerts and community engagement activities in Chicago, in addition to three to four weeks of domestic or international tours each season.

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