Concert Overview

Verdi’s Requiem

Venue: The Palladium at The Center for the Performing Arts
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2024
Time: 7:30 PM
Length: ~ 2 hours

Giuseppe Verdi, Messa da Requiem

I. Requiem
II. Dies Irae
III. Offertorio
IV. Sanctus
V. Agnus Dei
VI. Lux Aeterna
VII. Libera Me

An emotionally charged masterpiece, the Verdi Requiem offers audiences sweeping melodies and dramatic climaxes, evoking feelings ranging from sorrow to hope and redemption.

This performance promises an ethereal experience as the voices of the choir soar above the orchestra and talented soloists showcase this sacred musical form through powerful arias and duets.

Whether you are a seasoned classical music enthusiast or new to the genre, this event is must-see.

Verdi’s Requiem


Carmel Symphony Orchestra

David Commanday

Music Director, Carmel Symphony Orchestra

Rick Sowers

Music Director, Anderson Symphony Choirs

Cassandra Glaeser

IU School of Music
Dramatic Soprano

Jaemyeong Lee

IU School of Music

Seonyoung Park

IU School of Music
Lyric Soprano

Sunghoon Han

IU School of Music
Bass Baritone

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Pre-Concert Lecture and duet performance

In an evening charged with profound historical resonance and spiritual depth, we are honored to gather in partnership with Beth-El Zedeck to explore the intersection of music, memory, and gratitude. Carmel Symphony Orchestra’s Music Director David Commanday will be joined by Cantor Melissa Cohen to explore music’s power in adversity, with special Holocaust-era duets.

David Commanday

Music Director, Carmel Symphony Orchestra

Melissa Cohen

Cantor, Beth-El Zedeck
Duet Vocalist

Sadie Cohen

Duet Vocalist

The evening’s presentation not only commemorates the sacrifices and defiance of those held within the Terezín concentration camp during the Holocaust, particularly under the leadership of Rafael Schächter, but it also seeks to connect the dots between the ancient Jewish tradition of thanksgiving offerings and our contemporary expressions of gratitude in the face of adversity. As we delve into the themes of hope, resilience, and the transcendent power of music to convey messages beyond words, we are reminded of the enduring human spirit.

Important Note: Please be aware that reservaing a spot for the pre-concert talk does not equate to having a ticket for the concert itself.

Paid admission to the Palladium for the 7:30 PM performance following the talk is necessary to attend the pre-concert talk and can be purchased through

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