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Returning guest conductors include Esa-Pekka Salonen, who will conduct Act II of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde as part of the Wagner Effect programming.  This will also be part of one of the popular Beyond the Score programs exploring The Tristan Effect.  Charles Dutoit will return for two week of subscription concerts in November, and Semyon Bychkov will lead Mahler’s Third Symphony during the first weekend in November.

Piano soloists returning next season include Leif Ove Adsnes, Yefim Bronfman, Maurizio Pollini, Mitsuko Uchida, and Radu Lupu, Garrick Ohlsson, Peter Serkin, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and Yuja Wang.  Four CSO musicians will be featured as soloists during the season.  They include principal flutist Mathieu Dufour, principal oboe Eugene Izotov, principal trumpet Christopher Martin, and Scott Hostetler.

On December 20 the orchestra will give the world premiere of Christopher Rouse’s Trumpet Concerto, which was commissioned for the Chicago Symphony by the Edward F. Schmidt Family Commissioning Fund.  Twelve additional pieces will be performed for the first time during the 2012-13 season.  Among them are Debussy’s La boite a joujoux, Dvorak’s The Water Goblin, Martinu’s Oboe Concerto, Villa-Lobos’ Amazonas, and Vivaldi’s Magnificat.

The ever popular Beyond the Score series will return with three programs narrated and hosted by the CSO Creative Director Gerard McBurney. Audio visual illustrations and dramatic commentary reveals the story behind important works with live music provided by the Orchestra.

The Beyond the Score presentations explore Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring on November 16 and 18, The Tristan Effect on February 22 and 24, and Rimsky- Korsakov Sheherazade on May 10 and 12.

For more information about these concerts and

other events and series during the 2012-2013 season please call CSO ticketing services at 312-294-3000, Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or visit the CSO’s website at cso.org.

Riccardo Muti, Valery Gergiev, 

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Placido Domingo, Rene Pape, 

Anne-Sophie Mutter, Pierre Boulez Bernard Haitink Esa-Pekka Salonen, Michael Barenboim,  Christine Brewer, Bernarda Fink, 

Anthony Dean Griffey, Hanno Muller-Brachman, Pablo Heras-Casado, Vasily Petrenko, Jennifer Koh, Michael Barenboin, Daniil Trifonov, Charles Dutoit, Semyon Bychkov, Leif Ove Adsnes, Yefim Bronfman, Maurizio Pollini, Mitsuko Uchida, Radu Lupu, Garrick Ohlsson, Peter Serkin, 

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Yuja Wang, Mathieu Dufour, Eugene Izotov, Christopher Martin, Scott Hostetler, Christopher Rouse, Gerard McBurney

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