Be Part of the CSO’s Verdi Celebration

JOIN THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN A CELEBRATION OF GIUSEPPE VERDI’S 200TH BIRTHDAY.  

The Verdi Requiem that was streamed live on October 10 is now available to view on demand. Click the banner below to view the performance at no charge. The concert starts at approximately 13 minutes and ten seconds.

Program Notes for the webcast of the CSO’s Verdi Requiem can be found here >

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Verdi 200th Birthday Spectacular
Verdi Requiem Mass
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Tatiana Serjan, soprano
Daniela Barcellona, mezzo-soprano
Mario Zeffiri, tenor
Ildar Abdrazakov, bass
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, chorus director

 


VerdiGiuseppe Verdi could distill an entire storm of raw emotion into only a few bars, a phrase, a moment. He portrayed people utterly consumed by their passions—jealousy, ambition, love, guilt, power and desire. His soaring melodies and intricate symphonic lines bristle with the fiery, crackling intensity of his characters.

“The greatest Verdi conductor of our time was on fire, and so were the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.”
Chicago Tribune

Music Director Riccardo Muti, continuing the great Italian operatic conducting tradition, leads the combined forces of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in concerts celebrating Verdi’s 200th birthday. Experience the resilience of the human spirit in “Va, pensiero;” the blood-soaked ambition of Macbeth; and the deep pathos of the Requiem Mass as never before. Purchase your tickets today at cso.org or call 312-294-3000.

See Verdi, A Citizen Musician, for more.

 

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra thanks Kay and Matthew Bucksbaum for underwriting the live streaming of the Verdi Requiem.