Riccardo Muti leads Verdi’s deeply moving Requiem Mass, a touchstone work for Muti, the Orchestra and Chorus, who won two Grammy® Awards for their 2010 CSO Resound recording. “The passion and dramatic verve that Muti masterfully elicited in this performance are simply magnificent,” NPR raved. “The Chorus and Orchestra summoned both massive power and a heavenly stillness...one for the ages.”

“The greatest Verdi conductor of our time was on fire, and so were the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.”
–Chicago Tribune

This concert was presented on the CSO’s Facebook and YouTube channels.

Friday, May 22, 2020 7:30 PM CDT - Facebook and YouTube
Saturday, May 23, 2020 7:30 PM CDT - Facebook
Sunday, May 24, 2020 1:30 PM CDT - Facebook

Watch on-demand on YouTube now! (available for streaming through July 6)

Frequently Asked Questions
How do I watch?

You can watch through your browser on our Facebook page, YouTube page or cso.org/verdi. If you are using a mobile phone or tablet, use the Facebook and YouTube mobile apps to open the Chicago Symphony Orchestra page.

Do I need to RSVP?

No. You can tune in to any of the watch parties at any time. You can stay for 10 minutes or the whole performance!

Is it free?

Yes, the concert is free to watch. Chicago Symphony Orchestra performances are made possible by generous supporters like you. To make a tax-deductible donation to the CSO, which will be matched dollar for dollar through our Music Ahead challenge, please visit cso.org/musicahead.

What if I don’t have a Facebook account?

You do not need to be logged in to watch on Facebook! You can watch along on our YouTube page or on cso.org/verdi.

What if I miss the watch party and would like to watch later?

You can view the performance on our Facebook and YouTube pages for on-demand streaming after.

Will there be program notes?

We will be offering real-time program notes during the video on Facebook and YouTube in the comments section. You can also read the original program notes from the 2013 performance here.

Where can I find texts and translations of the Requiem?

The texts and translations appear on page 9 of the program book available here.

Where can I find a complete listing of performers including rosters for the Orchestra and Chorus?

This information is also included in the program book. Artists' biographies begin on page 14, the Chorus roster appears on page 20 and the Orchestra roster appears on page 24.

Program Book

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti conductor
Tatiana Serjan soprano
Daniela Barcellona mezzo-soprano
Mario Zeffiri tenor
Ildar Abdrazakov bass
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe chorus director

Discover More

Verdi Requiem CD

Purchase Verdi Requiem on CSO Resound


The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is grateful to Carolyn and Matthew Bucksbaum for generously underwriting the streaming and recording of this concert in 2013.

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association thanks the American Federation of Musicians and the American Guild of Musical Artists for their partnership in this presentation.

For further information on Riccardo Muti, visit riccardomutimusic.com.