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Two works of Benjamin Britten are on this program: the exuberant Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra and moving War Requiem, featuring an international roster of fine soloists, the Chicago Symphony Chorus and Chicago Children’s Choir.

Britten Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34

Originally recorded at concerts on Nov. 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2012

Britten War Requiem, Op. 66

Originally recorded at concerts on Nov. 14, 15 and 16, 2013

This program will be available until April 29, 2017

Program notes for The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra may be read here, and notes for the War Requiem can be found here.

Performer Biographies

Tatiana Poplavskaya, soprano
John Mark Ainsley, tenor
Matthias Goerne, baritone
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, Chorus Director
Chicago Children’s Choir
Josephine Lee, Artistic Director
Charles Dutoit, conductor

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