Amadeus Live

Oct 13 - Oct 16, 2022


Experience the Academy Award-winning 1984 film on screen while Mozart’s celebrated works are performed live by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. This riveting film classic tells a story of envy between Vienna court composer Antonio Salieri (F. Murray Abraham) and the raffish but gifted young Mozart (Tom Hulce).

Amadeus Live is a production of Avex Classics International.

Ticket holders are invited to a free preconcert conversation featuring Tim Munro in Orchestra Hall 75 minutes before the performance. The conversation will last approximately 30 minutes. No additional tickets required.

Special Preconcert Dining Experience

Enjoy a Viennese-inspired “Rock Me, Amadeus!” menu to enhance your concertgoing experience. This special menu will be available for dinner on October 14 and brunch on October 16 at the Thomas Club, located on the ninth floor of Symphony Center. View the menuMake a reservation through Tock




The appearance of the Chicago Symphony Chorus has been made possible by a generous gift from The Grainger Foundation.

This concert is generously sponsored by Megan and Steve Shebik.

Amadeus Soundtrack

Sir Neville Marriner leads the Academy of St Martin in the Fields in Mozart’s most beloved works for the Grammy Award-winning soundtrack to Amadeus — available for a limited time at the Symphony Store.

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Of his Oscar-winning part as Salieri in "Amadeus," F. Murray Abraham recalls that "every actor in the English language wanted that role. And [director] Miloš Forman refused to go with a big box-office attraction. It was a miracle."
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Conductor Constantine Kitsopoulos loves leading live-to-picture presentations like "Amadeus Live." “The music I get to conduct is just fantastic, from Bernard Herrmann all the way through John Williams," he says. "And, of course, with ‘Amadeus,’ you can’t quite beat Mozart.”
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Though "Amadeus" won eight Oscars, the film's real star is Mozart’s creative genius. F. Murray Abraham, who plays Salieri in the movie, says, “I knew that the central character was neither Mozart nor Salieri. It was the music."
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