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Oct. 10: Requiem Live Webcast

Though the performance at Symphony Center is sold out, audiences around the globe can still get a “free seat” to the Verdi 200th Birthday Spectacular, a culmination of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s celebration of the bicentennial of the incomparable Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi.

The event will take place on the evening of Thursday, October 10, 2013 – 200 years to the day that Verdi was born. CSO Music Director Riccardo Muti, who is considered to be the world’s greatest living interpreter of Verdi’s music, will lead the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in a special one-night-only performance of Verdi’s Requiem Mass at Symphony Center. The Requiem is one of Verdi’s most striking choral works, and one that portrays all aspects of humanity. As Maestro Muti has said, “Everybody can … see themselves in the music of Verdi. With his music, he translated the feelings of all of us.”

To celebrate the Verdi bicentennial with people around the world, the CSO is offering a free live webcast of the Verdi 200th Birthday Spectacular featuring the Requiem.

7:30 p.m. CDT U.S. (GMT -5) on Thursday, October 10, 2013. Pre-concert show begins at 7:15 p.m. CDT
(Find the time of the performance in your time zone here.)


Online, the Requiem performance can be viewed live

And for those in the Chicago area, the Verdi webcast will be simulcast live, via satellite, on the new state-of-the-art screen in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park in downtown Chicago.

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.

This video will be available on-demand after the live performance and broadcast at and on the CSO’s Facebook page.

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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


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