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John Sharp

A view from the first chair: CSO principal cellist John Sharp

When John Sharp was appointed as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s principal cellist in the spring 1986, he already had served three seasons in the same post with the Cincinnati Symphony and play...
Australian Chamber Orchestra

The Australian Chamber Orchestra sharpens its edge

Australia might not have the vaunted classical-music pedigree of, say, Italy or Austria, but the island nation can nonetheless lay claim to some significant ensembles and artists in the field. Among t...
Riccardo Muti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in Ennio Morricone's "Voices From the Silence." | © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2014

Three more accolades for Riccardo Muti

Riccardo Muti, music director of the Chicago Symphony Orches...
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When Ravel stopped the show with the CSO

On his first and only North American tour, Maurice Ravel ar...
pulcinella design by Picasso

‘Pulcinella,’ Stravinsky’s ‘discover...

While the term “neo-classical” serves as highly useful s...
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Emanuel Ax, on why he’s ‘a Brahms fanatic’

This season, pianist Emanuel Ax will salute Brahms, whose bi...
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Composers and the curse of the ninth symphony

Mahler's Ninth is permeated by reflections on death. But as ...
Cliff Colnot

Cliff Colnot, 20 years as a Civic guardian

This year marks a milestone for Cliff Colnot, principal cond...
Pink Martini

A shot of CSO with Pink Martini

Chicago Symphony Orchestra cellist Brant Taylor likes to rec...
Duain Wolfe

Marking 20 years of excellence with the Chicago Symphony Cho...

This season marks the 20th anniversary of Duain Wolfe as ch...