Amadeus Live


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.

  • Preconcert Conversation
    with Tim Munro



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

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