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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...
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Mariachi Vargas veteran ‘trumpets’ his band’s many milestones

Federico Torres, a longtime trumpeter with Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán who will retire this fall after 48 years with the ensemble, has witnessed many milestones in his illustrious career. Chief am...
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Mahler’s Fifth Symphony, ‘through struggle to th...

Jean-François Lesueur, Berlioz’s first teacher, said that...
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...
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...
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...
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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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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Muti Conducts Schubert 1 and 6

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