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Last January, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra asked audiences to vote online for the works they would most like to hear performed.  The winning selections are showcased in two special concerts comprising the first Classical Top 40 Festival.  The performance on April 18 will include selections from Mozart's Requiem, Giuseppe Verdi's Aida, Giacomo Puccini's Madame Butterfly and Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana.  On April 20th, the show will include favorite works of the Romantic and 20th century eras, including Aaron Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man, Bedrich Smetana's "Moldau" from Ma Vlast and excerpts from Stravinsky's Firebird.  Peter Stafford Wilson, Associate Conductor of the CSO, will conduct all performances.