Muti Conducts Rossini Stabat Mater

Jun 21

8:00 PM

Mozart, Cherubini, Rossini

Thursday, June 21, 2018

“Rossini's Stabat mater is a longstanding specialty of Mr. Muti's. It moves in several directions at once: the arias are as operatic as can be, yet the two unaccompanied choruses are sublimely devotional. The music is unquestionably dramatic: not the extroverted drama of a costumed operatic pageant, but of a prayerful supplicant's interior passion” (The New York Times). Riccardo Muti leads the CSO, Chicago Symphony Chorus and internationally celebrated singers in Rossini's dramatic and thrilling Stabat mater. Lovers of opera and choral works alike will not want to miss this remarkable program that also features Mozart's Kyrie in D Minor and the haunting Chant sur la mort de Joseph Haydn by Cherubini, whom Beethoven considered the greatest of his contemporaries.

Approximate concert duration: 130 minutes including intermission


Mozart Kyrie in D Minor
Cherubini Chant sur la mort de Joseph Haydn
Rossini Stabat mater


Preconcert conversation with Stephen Alltop
30 minute run-time

Thursday, June 21, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Friday, June 22, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Saturday, June 23, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Sunday, June 24, 2 p.m. Grainger Ballroom

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These performances receive generous support from the Nelson D. Cornelius Endowed Concert Fund.

These concerts are made possible with the generous sponsorship of Josef and Margot Lakonishok.

Support for the 60th Anniversary of the Chicago Symphony Chorus is provided by the Walter E. Heller Foundation in honor of Alyce DeCosta.

The appearance of the Chicago Symphony Chorus is made possible by a generous gift from Jim and Kay Mabie.