On Thursday, April 6, the Hawai`i Symphony Orchestra performs Verdi’s Requiem with the Oʻahu Choral Society and the Brigham Young University Chorus led by Esther S. Yoo (OCS Artistic Director) and Michael Belnap (BYU Chorus Director) respectively. Written in 1877, this piece is a musical setting for a Roman Catholic funeral mass and was composed in memory of Alexander Manzoni, an Italian poet and novelist who was much admired by Verdi. The piece features four soloists, a double choir and orchestra. Vigorous rhythms, contrast, and exalted rhythms define this exquisite work. Enjoy this fascinating article from NPR on this unique work (click here).
As with all HSO events, FOISOH members get 30% off the ticket price! Members can buy their tickets directly from HSO by calling (808) 946-8742. Please note that non-members will have to pay the regular ticket prices. Let us know that you're attending by registering on the FOISOH website (click here).
Post-Show Dinner at Cafe Sistina at 9:15 p.m.: Come relax and join us for a post-show dinner at Cafe Sistina after the show. Cafe Sistina is located in the First Interstate Building at 1314 King St. in Honolulu. The reservation is set for 9:15 p.m. so please arrive promptly after the show ends. Check out their menu by click here! Please register on our website (click here) so we can have an accurate headcount of attendees for our reservation.
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