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Alex Klein’s Brazilian journey: a festive forró for oboe and orchestra

JOÃO PESSOA, Paraíba, Brazil — Brasileiro Alex Klein, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s swaying, weaving principal oboe — once before, and now a…

Gustav Mahler Symphony  #2 in C Minorm"Ressurection" w/ Donald Runnicles, Conductor, Nicole Cabell-soprano, Kelley O'Connor-mezzo-soprano. ASO Chorus, Norman Maxkenzie, Director of Choruses

Runnicles conducts the ‘Enigma’ Variations

Donald Runnicles leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in an exciting performance of Strauss’ Death and Transfiguration and Elgar’s Enigma Variations—two works that…

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Conductors set to make their CSO subscription debuts this season

Most of the guest conductors booked for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s 2016-17 season are familiar faces: Charles Dutoit, Bernard Haitink,…

1908 Chicago Cubs baseball team at West Side Grounds after winning the World Series, Chicago, Illinois, 1908. Heinie Zimmerman, John Kling, Johnny Evers and Frank Schulte are included in this image.

In 1908 World Series, ‘Crowds in Orchestra Hall Shout Madly as Cubs Win’

In 1908, before Chicago had a Wrigley Field, baseball fans watched the Cubs win the World Series — at Orchestra…

Photo by Philippe Hurlin

European maestro Emmanuel Krivine eagerly anticipates his CSO debut

Emmanuel Krivine, whose podium experience dates to the ’60s, has long centered his work in Europe. It is perhaps not…

Samuel Adams and Steve Reich. | Todd Rosenberg Photography 2016

At 80, iconic composer Steve Reich continues to move forward

With his legacy secure, composer Steve Reich feels confident about the future of contemporary music: “In America [it’s] maybe the richest [era] that I’ve ever seen in my lifetime.”

12/3/15 8:07:16 PM -- Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Civic Orchestra of Chicago: J.S. Bach Marathon 

11:30 a.m. at Christkindlmarket 

3:00 p.m. at Rebuild Foundation's Stony Island Arts Bank 

4:30 p.m. at K.L.E.O Community Family Life Center (119 E. Garfield Blvd.)

7:00 p.m. at Fourth Presbyterian Church (126 E. Chestnut St.)


© Todd Rosenberg Photography 2015

Civic’s Bach Marathon builds bonds between players and communities

It is 5:30 on a rainy Wednesday evening in November. Music is spilling forth from the hallways of Hibbard Elementary…

Denis Kozhukhin

From Russia, with Kozhukhin: Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2

Denis Kozhukhin knows well the stereotypes associated with Russian pianists: that they’re players with massive techniques who thrive on the…

12/15/11 8:29:01 PM Chicago Symphony Orchestra 
Esa-Pekka Salonen: conductor
Baird Dodge: Violin
Matheson  Violin Concerto (CSO co-commission, world premiere) 
© Todd Rosenberg Photography 2011

Old friends, new music: Matheson’s Violin Concerto now out on CD

The odds were slim that Baird Dodge, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s principal second violin, and James Matheson, a New York-based…

Igor Stravinsky

The CSO to present U.S. premiere of lost Stravinsky work

A long-lost work by Igor Stravinsky will receive its U.S. premiere in concerts by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, led by…