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CSO’s African American Network to present the film ‘Body and Soul’

In celebration of Black History Month, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s African American Network presents a screening on Feb. 25 of…

Maestro Muti during Catalani's Contemplazione. | © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2017

Riccardo Muti conducts Bruckner

This week with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Music Director Riccardo Muti invites you to surrender to Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony, a…

9/17/15 8:51:20 PM -- Chicago Symphony Orchestra 125th Year.

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Riccardo Muti, Conductor 

Liszt From the Cradle to the Grave
Mozart Symphony No. 40
Beethoven Symphony No. 5 -

. © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2015

For the CSO’s principal flute, it’s all about ‘the love for the sound’

Eastern Iceland is another world. Mountains rise like giants from the ocean, deserted fjords are haunted by ghosts. In the…

5/27/10 6:20:24 PM --  Chicago Symphony Orchestra Portrait Sessions: Piano Mary Sauer © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2010

Mary Sauer offers a glissando of memories of her time with the CSO

“Ben-Hur” with Charlton Heston premiered in 1959. That same year, Fidel Castro became prime minister of Cuba, Hawaii and Alaska…


Gidon Kremer hails Weinberg as one of modern era’s best composers

When Latvian violinist Gidon Kremer organized Kremerata Baltica in 1997, he envisioned the chamber orchestra as a kind of summer…

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At just 24, Benjamin Grosvenor reigns as ‘a boy lord of the piano’

Talk about being on the fast track. At just 24 years of age, Benjamin Grosvenor has already amassed a resumé that…

1/20/17 9:54:02 PM -- The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti Music Director

2017 European Tour 

Concert and Post Concert Activities at Teatro della Scala

Maestro calls out bows following 44’ TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36

© Todd Rosenberg Photography 2017

At La Scala, a triumphant Muti affirms his ‘first obligation is to Chicago’

MILAN — Riccardo Muti was serious. Standing on the podium at the Teatro alla Scala, where he had not performed…

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Photo: Marco Borggreve

Iván Fischer on Beethoven: ‘His music changed the world — for the better’

Although most of the world’s great orchestras boast long, venerable histories, Hungary’s Budapest Festival Orchestra is a notably youthful exception. The…


Bramwell Tovey, a man for all genres, from classical to jazz to brass bands

English maestro Bramwell Tovey is the very model of versatility. After all, it’s hard to imagine anyone else capable of…


Mezzo Vivica Genaux prefers the realms of the Bs — Baroque and bel canto

Ask a famous operatic mezzo to name her favorite city, and you might expect her to cite Paris, Salzburg or…