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125 Moments: 022 Maria Callas

Maria Callas was scheduled to appear with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the Civic Opera House on January 15, 1957,…

Chicago Symphony Orchestra with conductor Bernard Haitink

Haitink conducts Mahler 7

Mahler’s Seventh Symphony features passages of great contrast, from the two introspective Nachtmusik movements to the glorious finale. Bernard Haitink conducts,…

ON THE WATERFRONT, Marlon Brando, 1954

How Bernstein shook up the status quo with ‘On the Waterfront’

In his autobiography A Life (1988), director Elia Kazan outlined the reasons “On the Waterfront” (1954), universally regarded as his…

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Tesori and Symphony Store photo shoot
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Service with extra Bravo: The Symphony Store offers gifts in all genres

Looking for a one-of-a-kind gift for a music lover? Want to purchase the complete catalog of Chicago Symphony Orchestra recordings?…


‘Next stop, Brandenburg’: A Green Line Bach Marathon across Chicago’s South Side

KLEO Community Family Life Center, in Chicago’s Washington Park neighborhood, is the last squat shopfront on a vacant stretch of…


John Adams’ ‘Harmonielehre,’ a statement of belief in ‘the power of tonality’

We owe much to Ralph Waldo Emerson, if for nothing else than his essay “Self-Reliance,” a fierce-minded challenge to the…


‘Messiah’ marks a truly thankful occasion for Bernard Labadie

When Bernard Labadie returns in December for his first engagement with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since May 2014, he will…

Chucho Valdes (backstage at Carnegie Hall)
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40 years on, Chucho Valdés and Irakere still making Latin jazz new again

Though he just celebrated his 74th birthday, he’s bursting with the energy and enthusiasm of a teenager. And he infuses…


Menahem Pressler, at 91, continues to make music that will live forever

If a chamber-music hall of fame were to exist, Menahem Pressler would assuredly be a charter member. The much-revered pianist,…


Carlos Martinez and Mariachi Vargas celebrate ‘the music of life’

Note: Due to an airline delay, Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán had to postpone its Symphony Center Presents Special Concert set…