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Three Weeks of Special Performances  

Our celebration of Verdi’s 200th birthday includes three weeks of special performances featuring Music Director Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Tickets are in high demand. Visit or call 312-294-3000 today to guarantee your seats for these festive concerts!

Riccardo MutiSeptember 18
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Held at Morton East High School, the 2013 Community Concert is a special chance for the Cicero and Chicagoland communities to join together and enjoy music-making with Music Director Riccardo Muti and the CSO. Tickets are required for this free concert.

Riccardo MutiSeptember 19
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Music Director Riccardo Muti pairs Verdi’s powerful ballet music from Macbeth with Brahms’ sunniest symphony, the glorious Second.

Symphony BallSeptember 21
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Join us for a special celebration of Giuseppe Verdi’s bicentennial, featuring some of the great Italian composer’s most popular and rousing choruses. Gala packages including cocktails, dinner and dancing at the Palmer House Hilton are now available! Call the Symphony Ball voicemail at 312-294-3185 or email to order.

Riccardo MutiSeptember 28-October 6
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“The greatest Verdi conductor of our time” (Chicago Tribune), Riccardo Muti leads the incomparable Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in the electrifying Macbeth, a blood-soaked portrayal of ambition and guilt.

VerdiOctober 10
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Marking the exact 200th anniversary of Verdi’s birth, Riccardo Muti and the CSO reprise their acclaimed, 2009 performances of the Requiem Mass, one of Verdi’s most striking choral works.

This magical moment in musical history will be captured and shared with the world through a live webcast on October 10 and on-demand viewing availability after the performance. Join us at Millennium Park (Chicago IL) as we host a special viewing of this performance in Pritzker Pavilion or watch the concert from the comfort of your own home at or on the CSO’s facebook page at

Patrons are also invited to Benito Juarez Community Academy (1450 W. Cermak) in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood for a free public viewing of the webcast. Admission to the live webcast at Benito Juarez Community Academy is free, but tickets are required. Tickets can be obtained by phone at 800-223-7114 or 312-294-3000 or in-person at the Symphony Center box office.