Chicago Symphony to Tour Mexico & Asia
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, under music director Riccardo Muti, will journey to Mexico, Asia, and New York during the 2012–13 season. The orchestra announced Tuesday that it will perform three concerts in October to open the season at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Those concerts will include performances of Carmina Burana, the overture to The Flying Dutchman, and composer Mason Bates’ Alternative Energy.
After leaving New York, the symphony will give two October concerts in Mexico—one will be in Guanajuato and the other in Mexico City. The performances will be the first in Mexico for the CSO.
Muti and the orchestra will travel to Asia in January and February, performing in Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, and South Korea. The orchestra’s last trip to Asia was in 2009.