Mesirow Financial Presents! Sound and Fury: Music and Poetry from the Bard

CHICAGO, September 6, 2016 – Celebrating Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary year of his death, Mesirow Financial Presents! and Chicago Opera Theater (COT) are proud to present Sound & Fury: Music and Poetry from the Bard on September 14, 2016.

Shakespeare’s work and legacy will come to life in an inspired live performance combining the written word with opera. The concert will feature a performance of several of Shakespeare’s sonnets and letters, paired with Shakespearean-inspired arias from composers such as Giuseppe Verdi, Ernest Bloch and Benjamin Britten sung by the captivating Kimberly Jones and Richard Ollarsaba.

“Few writers have so poignantly captured humanity and human emotion as Shakespeare. More than 200 operas have been inspired by Shakespeare’s plays, and we are delighted to highlight that connection with this performance.” shared Andreas Mitisek, COT’s Stefan Edlis & Gael Neeson General Director. 

The concert, hosted in Mesirow Financial’s James C. Tyree Auditorium, is in partnership with Mesirow Financial Presents!. Now in its fourth season, Mesirow Financial Presents! has raised more than $218,000 for various nonprofits.  “We are proud to partner with Chicago Opera Theater, for a second time, as they encapsulate the goals and mission of Mesirow Financial Presents!. Through their creativity and vision, they consistently leave guests inspired and energized, realizing the power of the performing arts. This is a very special relationship and I know our attendees will be enraptured from the moment the concert begins,” shared Richard Mesirow, vice chairman, Wealth Advisors and one of the creators of Mesirow Financial Presents!.

The evening will begin with an intimate cocktail reception, followed by this Shakespearean performance created exclusively for this event. 100% of the proceeds raised will directly benefit Chicago Opera Theater.

Tickets to “Sound and Fury: Music and Poetry from the Bard” are available for $100 each, and sponsorship packages are available as well. Tickets can be purchased by visiting or calling 312.874.7464.

About Mesirow Financial
Mesirow Financial is an independent, employee-owned firm founded in 1937. As specialists in investment, risk management and advisory services, we are committed to helping our institutional, corporate and individual clients achieve their objectives. Our professionals are inspired by an entrepreneurial desire to develop tailored solutions that deliver measurable results. Authentic communication, consistent accessibility and an unwavering commitment to achieve define the Mesirow approach.

About Chicago Opera Theater
The mission of Chicago Opera Theater is to engage curious audiences through adventurous opera experiences of new and rarely performed works. Founded in 1974, the company has produced 123 operas and 63 Chicago premieres, and remains committed to providing Chicago audiences with new and exciting ways to experience opera in their community.

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