Evanston Symphony Orchestra Music Director Lawrence Eckerling and General Manager David Ellis will discuss Verdi’s magnificent Requiem, including its fascinating history at the renovated Crystal Ballroom at the Merion at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, June 13.

The Merion, the former North Shore Retirement Hotel, is at 1611 Chicago Ave.

Light refreshments are provided and the Musical Insights program is free.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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