Before the third concert of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s residency at the Musikverein, musicians and Riccardo Muti paid their respects to Maestro Mariss Jansons during a special memorial tribute.
Organized by Gellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien, the afternoon concert featured the Vienna Philharmonic and the Wiener Singverein in works by Schubert and Tchaikovsky, conducted by Muti and Valery Gergiev. (See related article.) In the evening, Muti and the CSO returned to the Musikverein for their second tour performance of Verdi’s Messa da Requiem, with guest vocalists Krassimira Stoyanova, Daniela Barcellona, Francesco Meli and Riccardo Zanelletto, and the Wiener Singverein. Spotted in the audience was acclaimed pianist Kirill Gerstein.
From Vienna, the CSO’s Europe Tour 2020 moves on to Luxembourg, with additional stops in Paris, Naples, Florence, Milan and Lugano.
TOP: Riccardo Muti leads the CSO and guest vocalists in the second of two tour performances of Verdi’s Requiem at the Musikverein. | ©Todd Rosenberg Photography 2020