Francesco Milioto

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 This season marks Mr. Milioto’s tenth as Conductor of the Highland Park Strings.

Since coming to Chicago from Canada fourteen years ago, he has become an integral member of the city’s musical scene—the “go-to young conductor in Chicago…” as the late Andrew Patner described him. He just returned from his second summer at the Santa Fe Opera where he worked on Puccini’s “La Fanciulla del West.” This season he will conduct Kurt Weill’s “Street Scene” at DePaul Opera Theater and make his debut with the Illinois Philharmonic in both holiday and outreach concerts. Mr. Milioto also returns to Lyric Opera of Chicago as cover conductor for both “The Magic Flute” and “Eugene Onegin.” Please visit for more information about Maestro Milioto.

The overall pacing of the opera flowed naturally due to the consistently intelligent leadership of conductor Francesco Milioto”. – Chicago Classical Review

The Chicago Philharmonic and Apollo Chorus were both in fine form under Francesco Milioto, a conductor who knows the style and invests this problematic drama…with considerable emotional energy”. – John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune

conductor We mourn the passing in January of FRANCIS AKOS, our founding conductor and Assistant Concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony, who led the Strings for 28 years.
Stephanie Ettelson presents “The Art of Listening to Today’s Concert” prior to each concert at 2 pm. s.e.