Designed by the grandfather of Chicago architecture and urban design, Daniel Burnham, Symphony Center was built in 1904 for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The resplendent, classical Georgian building is full of rich decorative details. Over the years, the Symphony Center’s boards have been trodden by such legends as Leonard Bernstein, Maurice Revel and Richard Strauss. To honor the orchestra’s history and its 125th anniversary, Maestro Riccardo Muti created twenty-four concerts paying homage to pieces such as Bruckner’s Symphony No. 9 and Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3, both of which received their American premieres here. Famous for interpretations of Verdi, Muti has also completed concert versions of the composer’s operas Othello, Macbeth and Falstaff.