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125 Moments: 089 Birgit Nilsson

Swedish soprano Birgit Nilsson sang the title role in Strauss’s Salome with Sir Georg Solti leading the Chicago Symphony Orchestra…


Muti conducts Mahler

From the final concert of the 2013/14 season, we bring you Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 and Schubert’s Fifth Symphony, conducted…


125 years of CSO premieres — reprised in less than two minutes

Since its founding 125 years ago, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra has given more than 650 U.S. and world premieres. Many…

6/2/16 9:41:08 PM  The Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Edo de Waart Conductor
Daniel Gingrich Horn
Mozart Horn Concerto No. 3

© Todd Rosenberg Photography 2016

For Daniel Gingrich, playing in the CSO has been ‘a dream come true’

The inherent danger of wavering intonation and off-color sounds can make the French horn a particularly difficult instrument to play….


Sir Andrew Davis looks ahead to a busy summer, including a return to Ravinia

Because of his demanding responsibilities as music director and principal conductor of Lyric Opera of Chicago and chief conductor of…

CSO cellist Brant Taylor (center), with violinist  John Macfarlane and pianist Winston Choi at a Rush Hour Concerts performance in 2014. | Photo by Elliot Mandel

Rush Hour Concerts offer a change of pace for CSO musicians

For Chicago audiences, Rush Hour Concerts’ Summer Concert Series is an easy, no-cost way to get a quick fix of…


The adventure continues with ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ film score

The movie opens with the Paramount Pictures mountain centered on a backdrop of clouds rolling across the screen. The logo…

6/14/16 12:49:04 PM --   Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Unveiling of the Fritz Reiner bust.  © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2016

Muti unveils bust of Fritz Reiner, ‘who made the CSO a legend’

Music Director Riccardo Muti presided over the unveiling June 14 of a new bronze bust of Fritz Reiner, which now holds pride…


Soprano Erin Wall marks two milestones this month with the CSO

While soprano Erin Wall boasts an enviable operatic career that has taken her to some of the world’s top houses,…


Pianist Daniel Schlosberg earns the title of ‘Mr. Versatility’

Pianist Daniel Schlosberg is Mr. Versatility. Solo recitalist. Orchestral soloist. Solo accompanist. Chamber musician. Now based in Chicago, the Los…