Celebrate Giuseppe Verdi’s 200th Birthday with Us!

September 28, 2013

This October marks an important anniversary for chamber music aficionados as this year we get to celebrate Giuseppe Verdi’s 200th birthday!

Giuseppe Verdi, was an Italian born Romantic composer, most known for his operas Aida and La Traviata as well as his Requiem Mass composed in honour of Italian poet and novelist Alessandro Manzoni.  He was born in 1813 on October 9th or 10th and this year the world has decided to celebrate!

On October 10th, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra tipped their hat to Verdi by holding a live webcast of their performance from Millenium Park.  BBC Radio 3 held a week long series dedicated to Verdi and his work, featuring him as the artist of the week amongst other online features.  And Italy, of course, is already prepared since October is already Verdi Month in Parma, but this year they will be celebrating with extra panache as Verdi’s Requiem Mass will be performed by the Orchestre National de France on October 31st.

If you are looking to celebrate, you must join us this October 29th at the Vancouver Playhouse with the St. Lawrence String Quartet! In addition to Franz Joseph Haydn’s Quartet in C major, Opus 76, No.3 “Emperor” and Béla Bartók’s Quartet No.4 (1928), they will be playing Quartet in E Minor, Opus 68 by the birthday boy, Giuseppe Verdi.

Buy your tickets online and don’t forget to bring your party hats!