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Muti announces season additions and gives big love to Verdi

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Our correspondent Andrew Patner will have a full report soonest but until then, here are the big takeaways from the press conference today with music director Riccardo Muti and CSO president Deborah Rutter:

* Muti and the CSO will embark on their fifth tour together in January, with stops in Spain's Canary Islands; Essen, Germany, and Luxembourg.

* Muti will lead the CSO in its first-ever online simulcast, Oct. 10, a performance of Verdi's Requiem, at cso.org.

* CSO Resound will release a live recording of Verdi's "Otello," led by Muti in April 2011, on Sept. 3 via digital outlets and at retail on Sept. 24.

* This year's free community concert for CSO and Muti will Sept. 18 at the Chodl Auditorium in Cicero.

* The contracts of composers in residence Mason Bates and Anna Clyne have been extended through the 2014-15 season.

Muti also spoke at length on the importance of Verdi, whose bicentennial is being celebrated worldwide in 2013:
"Verdi is the music of the future; he speaks in a direct and simple way to audiences of the world."

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