Verdi's Defiant Requiem

Verdi's Defiant Requiem

Murry Sidlin, conductor
Aga Mikolaj, soprano
Ann McMahon Quintero, mezzo-soprano
Edgaras Montvidas, tenor
Nathan Stark, bass
Pacific Chorale — Robert Istad, artistic director
Pacific Symphony

Defiant Requiem tells the story of the courageous Jewish prisoners in the Terezín Concentration Camp during World War II who performed Verdi’s stunning Requiem Mass, despite experiencing the depths of human degradation. Combining magnificent music with video testimony from survivors, this powerful and dramatic work will move you.

Note: Undergraduate and Graduate Students have first priority in securing tickets.  Faculty and staff will be placed on a wait list.  Eventbrite (RSVP) is NOT a ticket. Please REPLY to the Illuminations email sent the week of the event to confirm your interest. You’ll be notified of the final attendee list by 1 PM the day before the event.

Event Details

  • When: Tuesday, April 16, 8:00 p.m. | 6:45 p.m. Meet at Flag Poles; 7:00 p.m. Depart for Theatre; 8:00 p.m. Concert; 10 p.m. Return to Campus
  • Where: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
  • Organizer: Julia Lupton (email)
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