Thursday, March 5, 2015

Riccardo Muti To Have Surgery

Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director Riccardo Muti will undergo surgery today to repair the "multiple facial and jaw fractures" he sustained after collapsing at Thursday's CSO rehearsal, said orchestra president Deborah Rutter. Additionally, medical staff at Northwestern Memorial Hospital is continuing tests in an attempt to determine the underlying cause of the spell, Rutter said in a statement released by the orchestra Friday.

Riccardo Muti To Have Surgery

Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director Riccardo Muti will undergo surgery today to repair the "multiple facial and jaw fractures" he sustained after collapsing at Thursday's CSO rehearsal, said orchestra president Deborah Rutter. Additionally, medical staff at Northwestern Memorial Hospital is continuing tests in an attempt to determine the underlying cause of the spell, Rutter said in a statement released by the orchestra Friday.

Muti - music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra in the 1980s before fading from the scene in the early 1990s - will miss at least two weeks of concerts in Chicago. Muti canceled his previous Chicago appearance, in October, after complaining of stomach pains.

We wish both Muti and the orchestra the best possible outcome.

Peter Dobrin Inquirer Classical Music Critic
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Peter Dobrin is a classical music critic and culture writer for The Inquirer. Since 1989, he has written music reviews, features, news and commentary for the paper, covering such topics as the Philadelphia Museum of Art at the Venice Biennale, expansion of the Curtis Institute of Music, the Philadelphia Orchestra's bankruptcy declaration in 2011, Philadelphia's evolving performing arts center and the general health of arts and culture.

Dobrin was a French horn player. He earned an undergraduate degree in performance from the University of Miami, and received a master's degree in music criticism from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where he studied with Elliott Galkin. He has no time to practice today.

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