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Solti and Meistersinger soloists in the ballroom wide

125 Moments: 097 Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

In September 1995, Sir Georg Solti led three concert performances of Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at Orchestra Hall. The…

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Morlot conducts Beethoven’s Eroica

This concert from the 2014/15 season had a few connections to the CSO’s Berlioz to Boulez festival of French music,…

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….

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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…

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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…

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Lila Downs finds herself at home in virtually any genre

With her classical training, Lila Downs doesn’t worry about the demands of singing with an orchestra. “No, it’s more like…

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Morgan Neville and Yo-Yo Ma take the road less traveled for ‘The Music of Strangers’

Morgan Neville, director of the Oscar-winning documentary “20 Feet From Stardom” (2013), didn’t set off to make a movie about…

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Wynton Marsalis trumpets connections in his concerto for Nicola Benedetti

Trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis has worn many musical hats across his remarkable career. So the idea that Ravinia would…

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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…