CSO opens symphonic season at Chodl Auditorium
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) season will open with a free community concert at 7 p.m. Sept. 18, at Morton East High School's Chodl Auditorium, 2423 S. Austin Blvd., Cicero.
The concert begins the CSO’s celebration of Verdi’s bicentennial with a number of works by the famed Italian composer. Soprano Barbara Frittoli and bass-baritone Luca Dall’Amico are the soloists for two excerpts from Verdi’s La forza del destino.
Verdi’s “Va, pensiero” from Nabucco, will be performed by a community chorus comprised of members of the Morton East High High School Choir, men of the Chicago Symphony Chorus, and other amateur musicians from across Chicagoland. The program also includes the overture from Verdi’s Nabucco and Brahms’ Symphony No. 2