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125 Moments: 117 Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony

During the Chicago Orchestra’s thirteenth season, Theodore Thomas programmed Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony for its first performances in the United States….


Riccardo Muti conducts Mussorgsky

Music Director Riccardo Muti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a program from the 2015 Symphony Ball. The program features Corigliano’s Campane…


After 12 years away, Alex Klein rejoins the CSO as principal oboe

Alex Klein has joined the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as principal oboe, effective Aug. 4. The appointment, made by Music Director…

Frederick Stock Elementary  performance by the Balmoral Quartet with Max Raimi, Baird Dodge, Loren Brown and Rong-Yan Tang . © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2012

The CSO Celebrates National Arts in Education Week

From September 11-17, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will be celebrating National Arts in Education Week. Join us by sharing your own personal story: let us know how arts education has had a positive impact in your life, using the hashtag #ArtsEdWeek and #BecauseOfArtsEd.


Puppeteer Janni Younge crafts a new ‘Firebird,’ no strings attached

Janni Younge believes in the power of puppetry. Although the centuries-old art form might seem passé in a world dominated…


The CSO’s 2016-17 season by the numbers

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s multi-faceted 2016-17 season can be categorized historically, thematically or chronologically. But this list takes a little…


Gil Shaham cherishes his history with Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto

Violinist Gil Shaham, a Chicago favorite and Urbana native, returns to the Midwest for a concert Aug. 10 with the…


Declaring ‘True Love’ for Cole Porter, on his 125th anniversary

Cole Porter, one of the most cherished contributors to the Great American Songbook, lives on through his many standards, from…

Gustavo Gimeno |Photo: Marco Borggreve

Gustavo Gimeno one of four conductors making CSO debuts at Ravinia

For up-and-coming conductors, debuts with major orchestras are critical career milestones. If all goes well and they pass muster with…

Deborah Guscott (Jennifer Girard photo) wide

Remembering Chicago Symphony Chorus alto Deborah Guscott

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra family mourns the loss of Deborah Guscott, who was a member of the Chicago Symphony Chorus’s…