Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1, at Orchestra Hall in Chicago in 2007. If there are any naysayers about this conductor left it is well past time for them to pack it up. This guy is the real deal; the most exciting conductor on the scene in decades. Here he leads an interpretation of blazing vitality; one of the most phenomenal musical performances of our time, and this lucky audience knows it. (KevinR@Ky)
Riccardo Muti, music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, throws out a ceremonial first pitch before the Chicago Cubs take on the Detroit Tigers at Wrigley Field on June 13, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois--The only reason I would go to a Cubs game is to see Muti pitch.