Muti Conducts at Holy Name Cathedral

Feb 17

7:30 PM

Haydn

Friday, February 17, 2017

Join conductor Riccardo Muti and Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for an unforgettable performance of Haydn's Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross. More popular than his The Creation and The Seasons during his lifetime and Haydn's personal favorite of his sacred works, The Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross tells the story of Jesus' final utterances before his death. Experience Haydn's thrilling work brimming with heartache and triumph in Chicago's glorious Holy Name Cathedral.

Program

Haydn The Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross

Few conductors have been more ardent champions of Haydn's Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross than Riccardo Muti, who has performed it with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Vienna Philharmonic. In a special pre-Lenten concert Feb. 17 at Holy Name Cathedral, he will lead the CSO in just its second performance of the piece since 1979. Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago, will offer reflections between the work’s nine movements. Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories

Sponsors

Generous support for this concert is provided by Mary Louise Gorno, the Walter E. Heller Foundation in honor of Alyce DeCosta,
The Julian Family Foundation in memory of Kenneth A. Julian, Eric and Melanie Kalnins, Jim and SuAnne Lopata,
Robert R. McCormick Foundation, Mike and Adele Murphy, and Megan and Steve Shebik.

Holy Name Cathedral