Program for the concert in Chicago, October 21
According to the press release made public by Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association on June 27...
The orchestra performs the overture from Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Strauss’ Don Juan, the Adagietto from Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 and Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra. Gheorghiu, Pape and the Solti alumni are the soloists for beloved operatic excerpts. Papé performs “In diesen heil'gen Hallen” from Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Gheorghiu solos on ““Addio del passato” from Verdi’s La traviata, and the singers join forces for “Là ci darem la mano” from Mozart’s Don Giovanni. The alumni musicians are featured on “Bella figlia dell’amore” from Verdi’s Rigoletto. Lady Solti appears as presenter.
Angela Gheorghiu, bass René Pape and World Orchestra for Peace conducted by Valery Gergiev as well as alumni musicians of the Solti Accademia and Solti Foundation US will join in a celebratory tribute to former CSO Music Director Sir Georg Solti on what would have been his 100th birthday.
The single tickets for the 2012/2013 season of CSO go on sale on August 10, 2012.