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SYMPHONY BALL
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 7:00
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti
conductor
Barbara Frittoli
soprano (Leonora)
Ildebrando D’Arcangelo
bass-baritone (Padre Guardiano)
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe
chorus director
Join us for a special Symphony Ball celebration of the bicentennial of Italy’s greatest opera
composer, Giuseppe Verdi. Riccardo Muti conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
and Chorus in some of Verdi’s most popular and rousing choruses, including the invigorating
anthem Va, pensiero from Nabucco. Renowned opera stars Barbara Frittoli and Ildebrando
D’Arcangelo sing the impassioned second act finale from
La forza del destino
.
Order a Symphony Ball gala package by April 5, 2013 and receive a 10% discount!
Gala packages available by calling 312-294-3185.
“Muti went from triumph to triumph revealing the beauty and power
of Verdi’s score.”
—THE HUFFINGTON POST
ORQUESTA BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB
featuring OMARA PORTUONDO
LEGENDARY ARTISTS. SULTRY SOUNDS.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 7:00
The legendary musicians of the Buena Vista Social Club sparked a worldwide love affair with
Cuban music with their first release in 1997, which was later included in
Rolling Stone
’s
list of the greatest albums of all time. Several original members, including Omara Portuondo
and Barbito Torres, come to Symphony Center for a night of the infectious energy that made
the group an international phenomenon.
VERDI 200th BIRTHDAY SPECTACULAR
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 8:00
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti
conductor
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe
chorus director
Verdi
Requiem Mass
With its potent mix of fury and fear, punctuated with hammering chords and explosive bass
drum bangs, the Requiem Mass is one of Verdi’s most striking choral works. For one night
only—on the composer’s exact birthday—Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
and Chorus celebrate the 200th anniversary of Verdi’s birth by reprising their acclaimed 2009
performances, which sold out months in advance and led to their Grammy® Award-winning
recording.
MARIACHI VARGAS de TECALITLÁN
THE GREATEST MARIACHI IN THE WORLD
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 3:00
An annual favorite at Symphony Center, the infectiously energetic Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán
never disappoints. The band says: “Mariachi taps into man’s raw, naked, powerful, hidden
emotions; mariachi songs will take you back to your first love and to your first heartbreak.
At our concerts, one minute, you can be in your seat, crying as you mourn a lost love while
listening to
Me Canse de Rogerle
, and another minute, you’ll be out of your seat, dancing
to
Mariachi Loco
, reminded of a joyous occasion.” Expect an invigorating afternoon of
Mariachi as only Vargas can deliver.
HALLOWED HAUNTS
A MUSICALLY SPOOKY GOOD TIME!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 3:00
Civic Orchestra of Chicago
We invite trick-or-treaters of all ages to get into the Halloween spirit at our annual
Hallowed
Haunts
concert! This spook-tacular afternoon with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago is full of
symphonic thrills and chills that will haunt and delight. Don your Halloween costume and join
fellow ghosts and ghouls for preconcert activities from 1:30-2:30.
Recommended for ages 5 and up.
JOHN WILLIAMS RETURNS!
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 8:00 / SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 8:00
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
John Williams
conductor
Gil Shaham
violin
Legendary composer John Williams and renowned violinist Gil Shaham join the Chicago
Symphony Orchestra to perform Williams’ lush and virtuosic Violin Concerto. The work is
paired with selections from some of the composer’s most memorable film scores, including
Close
Encounters of the Third Kind
,
E.T. The Extraterrestrial
and
Lincoln
, a 2013 Academy Award®-
nominee for which the CSO recorded the original soundtrack.
VIENNA BOYS CHOIR
AN ANNUAL FAMILY TRADITION
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 3:00
Ring in your holiday season with the angelic voices of one of the oldest boys’ choirs in the
world! An Austrian treasure since 1498, this renowned group delivers soaring performances of
everything from medieval to contemporary music. Bring the whole family to enjoy old-world
charm from the beloved Vienna Boys Choir.
Due to the length and content of the program, this concert is recommended
for ages 8 and up; infants will not be admitted.
CONCERTS
Tatiana Serjan
soprano
Daniela Barcellona
mezzo-soprano
Mario Zeffiri
tenor
Ildar Abdrazakov
bass
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Verdi
Ballet music and Patria oppressa! from
Macbeth
Verdi
Si redesti il leon di Castiglia from
Ernani
Verdi
Va, pensiero from
Nabucco
Verdi
Act 2 Finale from
La forza del destino
Verdi
Overture to
I vespri siciliani
BARBARA FRITTOLI
RICCARDO MUTI
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