News « 2017 2018 John Malkovich to narrate ‘Lincoln Portrait’ with Muti, CSO 10. 01. 2018. John Malkovich has a brand-new gig -brand-new to local audiences, that is. The uncommonly versatile Chicago stage and screen actor, and longtime Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble member, has been engaged by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to narrate performances of Aaron Copland's "A Lincoln Portrait" under Riccardo Muti's direction April 12-17 at Symphony Centre.