In this installment of Symphony Sounds with Maestro Kevin Rhodes, we’re spotlighting Verdi’s Requiem, as performed by the SSO live on stage on April 28, 2018, at Springfield Symphony Hall. In his commentary, Kevin focuses on the Dies Irae section, which is often referenced in popular culture. In particular, he discusses how well Verdi’s music works as a setting for the words of the Latin Mass, illustrating that with short audio clips from the SSO’s performance.

Recorded April 28, 2018, live at Springfield Symphony Hall, Springfield, MA
Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Kevin Rhodes, Conductor
Springfield Symphony Chorus – Nikki Stoia, Chorus Director
UMass University Chorale – Stephen Paparo, Chorus Director
UMass Chamber Choir & Illuminati Vocal Arts Ensemble – Tony Thornton, Chorus Director
and soloists Lisa Gwyn Daltirus, Soprano; Stacey Rishoi, Mezzo Soprano; Eric Ashcraft, Tenor, and Gustav Andreassen, Baritone