Riccardo Muti Leads Chicago Symphony Orchestra On Verdi’s 200th Birthday | Italy Magazine
Italian conductor and music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Riccardo Muti will lead the combined forces of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony Chorus in a one-night-only performance of the Verdi Requiem at Chicago’s Symphony Center on Thursday to celebrate the bicentennial of Giuseppe Verdi’s birth - 10 october 2013.
The concert has been sold out for months, but the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) has decided to make it available for free to people around the world. Muti’s performance will in fact be transmitted via live Internet streaming, the first time the CSO has done so, on its website, www.cso.org/verdi, and on its Facebook page.
The Verdi Requiem will be streamed live at 7:30 p.m. CDT (-5 GMT), with a pre-concert show beginning at 7:15 p.m. CDT.
Verdi’s 200th Birthday