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Evoking misty water-colored memories with ‘Play It Again, Marvin’

Scores of talented film and stage composers, from Harold Arlen to Hans Zimmer, have made their marks in the entertainment…

Vasily Petrenko

Petrenko conducts Rachmaninov (with Paul Lewis)

Vasily Petrenko, Chief Conductor of both the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, leads this program of…


Gershwin scores big in second period, but Hawks miss assist from Ravel in third

Symphony seasons, planned years in advance, unfold with a certainty that challenges the surprise victories and “if necessary” match-ups of…


Bobby McFerrin recalls how Gershwin provided ‘the soundtrack of my childhood’

Bobby McFerrin’s signature hit, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” barely begins to define this inimitable singer. Indeed, to call him just…

Rush Hour Concerts are performed at the acoustically lush setting of St. James Cathedral. | Photo by Elliot Mandel

CSO musicians take center stage at Rush Hour Concerts

The Ravinia Festival and Grant Park Music Festival might snare the most attention during the summer classical-music season, but the…


Sarah McLachlan looks forward to ‘Building a Mystery’ with the CSO

Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan is best known for her folk-rock ballads “I Will Remember You,” “Building a Mystery” and “Angel.” But…

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Civic Orchestra of Chicago
Ludovic Morlot Conductor
Jennifer Koh, Violin

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Kids to the left of me, Yo-Yo to the right — here I am, playing the cello with you

Cellist Genevieve Tabby and her Civic Orchestra colleagues were “five minutes” from heading onstage for Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite when she learned she’d have a…

Carlos Miguel Prieto
London 10 October 2013

For Carlos Miguel Prieto, a Harvard MBA led to the podium

Carlos Miguel Prieto, who will lead the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a Latin-themed program July 17 at the Ravinia Festival,…


For ‘Fantasia’ double bill, the CSO reels through the classics

For the “Fantasia”/”Fantasia 2000″ program July 12 at Ravinia, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will be featured on the stage and…


When Kirill Petrenko made his debut with the CSO

Kirill Petrenko, the just-elected chief conductor designate of the Berlin Philharmonic and artistic director of the orchestra’s foundation, has a…