04. October 2010 · Comments Off on Muti Missing · Categories: Conductors, Repair Quickly!

Not only did illness force Riccardo Muti to withdraw from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Symphony Ball concert Saturday night at Orchestra Hall, it will force the CSO music director to cancel the remainder of his fall residency weeks with the orchestra.

The Italian conductor, 69, is “suffering from extreme gastric distress” and, on the advice of local physicians, “must fly home to Milan to consult with his doctors,” according to a statement released by the orchestra on Sunday. The release did not elaborate on the seriousness of Muti’s condition.

“I cannot express the depth of my regret that I am unable to complete this first residency as music director,” Muti said in a statement. “I have had the privilege of making marvelous music together with this great orchestra, and I am confident that we will continue to do so when I return again.”


Here is another article.

I certainly wish him a speedy recovery.

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