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Bernard Labadie conducts ‘Messiah’

In today’s program Bernard Labadie leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chorus, and star soloists in an…

5/13/16 6:45:34 PM --Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Latino Alliance Council event before Beyond the Score. 

© Todd Rosenberg Photography 2016

The CSO Latino Alliance builds new audiences through timeless music

For the classical music world, it could be the ultimate unanswered question: Where are the audiences of the future? The…

5/27/10 6:20:24 PM --  Chicago Symphony Orchestra Portrait Sessions: Piano Mary Sauer © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2010

Mary Sauer offers a glissando of memories of her time with the CSO

“Ben-Hur” with Charlton Heston premiered in 1959. That same year, Fidel Castro became prime minister of Cuba, Hawaii and Alaska…

9/17/15 8:51:20 PM -- Chicago Symphony Orchestra 125th Year.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, Conductor 

Liszt From the Cradle to the Grave
Mozart Symphony No. 40
Beethoven Symphony No. 5 -

. © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2015

For the CSO’s principal flute, it’s all about ‘the love for the sound’

Eastern Iceland is another world. Mountains rise like giants from the ocean, deserted fjords are haunted by ghosts. In the…

© Todd Rosenberg Photography 2014

‘A purity of sound and clarity of attack’ distinguish the CSO Brass

Their names are legendary: Adolph Herseth, Arnold Jacobs, Edward Kleinhammer, and more recently, Christopher Martin, Michael Mulcahy and Jay Friedman. They…

Vadim Gluzman
Photo: Marco Borggreve

Instead of Berlin or Moscow, Vadim Gluzman makes Northbrook his base

Major artists of myriad nationalities and backgrounds perform each season with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. But Israeli violinist Vadim Gluzman…

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…

Justin Freer leads members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in "The Godfather." | © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2015

For the CSO at the Movies team, ‘it’s all in the preparation’

How does a conductor lead an orchestra in the performance of a live movie score? It’s bit like the “how…


It’s a ‘Wonderful’ score that Dimitri Tiomkin wrote for the Capra classic

If you think you know “It’s a Wonderful Life” forward and backward, you’re about to get a chance to experience…


For cellist Gautier Capuçon, music remains ‘a great adventure’

Though he’s just 35, French cellist Gautier Capuçon has performed on nearly three dozen chamber, orchestral and solo recordings. His…