Founded in 1891, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is consistently hailed as one of the greatest orchestras in the world. Its music director since 2010 is Riccardo Muti, one of the preeminent conductors of our day. Explore the magnificence of Orchestra Hall, built in 1904 and home to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Emanuel Ax, a Chicago favorite, performs Beethoven's First Piano Concerto with David Afkham. Shostakovich's Tenth Symphony, a riveting portrait of Stalin's regime, journeys through grave brass chorales and satirical waltzes to a triumphant finale. Transportation to Chicago Symphony Center is not included.