The 12-song collection is called “King of a Land” and comes out in June.
Boasting banner works like the Mozart Requiem and Bach’s St. John Passion, the season will feature eight programs performed at venues in and around Chicago.
“We demonstrate the free world’s ongoing cultural resolve to defend Ukraine’s liberty in the face of brutal oppression," said Met general manager Peter Gelb during intermission.
The season will be the first following the departure of Riccardo Muti as music director. But the maestro will be close at hand as he continues his association with the CSO.
Despite illness, Barenboim is determined to inhabit the conductor’s podium as much as possible.
Dionne Warwick was his favorite interpreter, but Bacharach also created prime material for Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield, Tom Jones, and many others.