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Chicago orchestra to play in country for first time

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, one of the world's top orchestras, will perform in Taiwan for the first time in January, bringing with them works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms and other masters.

Led by Italian conductor Riccardo Muti, the orchestra will present a classical music program on Jan. 25 and hold an evening of Beethoven the following night at the National Concert Hall in Taipei, according to Management of New Arts, the concerts' promoter.

Among the pieces featured in the concerts will be Ferruccio Busoni's “Turandot Suite,” Brahms' “Symphony No. 2 in D Major,” Felix Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4 in A major, known as the “Italian,” and Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 in E flat major “Eroica.”

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