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Choral Director Duain Wolfe

Duain Wolfe leads a ‘sneak preview’ of Beethoven’s Ninth

Ahead of his leading the Chicago Symphony Chorus in the season-opening concerts of Beethoven’s Ninth, CSO Chorus Director Duain Wolfe will mark the 30th anniversary of his Colorado Symphony Chor...
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Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony . . . in C minor?

During the Chicago Orchestra‘s second season, music director Theodore Thomas programmed Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 for the first time with his new ensemble. The performances were given on ...
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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...
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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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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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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...