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The painting Chariot Race by Alexander von Wagner

Your chariot of ‘Ben-Hur’ trivia awaits

In the annals of cinema history, few films have been as epic as the 1925 silent classic “Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ.” Based on Lew Wallace’s 1880 best-selling novel, the movie had...
Vladimir Jurowski leads the London Philharmonic Orchestra. | Photo by Robert Torres

The world’s leading ensembles set for SCP Orchestra Series

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra might be the star attraction most weeks, but it is not the only orchestra to perform at Symphony Center. Since the advent of Symphony Center Presents in 1997 and decades...
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Mariachi Vargas veteran ‘trumpets’ his band̵...

Federico Torres, a longtime trumpeter with Mariachi Vargas ...
Music Director Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra 2011 European Tour

Martha Gilmer on the best seat in the house

Vladimir Horowitz announced he would play a recital at Orche...
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Tchaikovsky and Garth Brooks: two of a kind, workin’ on a ...

The big names in autumn concerts here are Piotr Tchaikovsky...
Christmas presents piled underneath a christmas tree.

Unwrapping the presents of the CSO’s 2014/15 season

Each year, there comes a day toward the end of winter when t...
Maestro Muti conducts a suite from Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet" on Monday night.

‘Romeo’ evokes CSO’s long legacy with Prok...

This autumn’s eagerly awaited CSO Resound release of music...
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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How to get to Orchestra Hall? Press ‘Up’

Symphony Center hosts plenty of piano supporters. Front and ...
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Muti Conducts Schubert 1 and 6

Continuing our Schubert festival, Music Director Riccardo Mu...