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Muti leads special concerts to commemorate start of World War I

Over the Fourth of July weekend, while Americans are celebrating a national holiday, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti is commemorating another significant occasion: the 100th an...
The outdoor theater at the Aspen (Colo.) Music Festival.

How CSO musicians spend their summer ‘vacations’

Although the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s 2013/14 subscription season concluded June 21, it doesn’t mean that the ensemble’s musicians just take the rest of the summer off. Far from it. After a t...
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A look back at the world premiere of ‘Looks of a Lot&#...

“Looks of a Lot,” the SCP Jazz commission by pia...
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Unwrapping the presents of the CSO’s 2014/15 season

Each year, there comes a day toward the end of winter when t...
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What’s in a name? The shifting fortunes of Mahler̵...

It’s difficult, if not impossible, to hold a fixed perspec...
Jeff Bridges (left) as the Dude and Philip Seymour Hoffman in "The Big Lebowski" (1998).

Menthol madness! Music for a fistful of cough drops

The music world is buzzing about the upcoming “Classically...
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Persistence pays off for rising violinist Elena Urioste

Elena Urioste brings an upbeat outlook to everything she doe...
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How to get to Orchestra Hall? Press ‘Up’

Symphony Center hosts plenty of piano supporters. Front and ...
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Have baton, will travel … Dohnányi loves the vagabond lif...

Most Midwesterners have seen quite enough snow this winter, ...
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Hello, Wisconsin! Hail to the CSO’s fans in the Badger...

It’s 106 miles to Chicago. You’ve got a full tank of...