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Dorothea Röschmann receives the ultimate virtual valentine

Many classical music artists maintain a presence on the Internet. Some even have fan sites. German soprano Dorothea Röschmann has something…

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Max Raabe, nights in Berlin and afternoons at the Chicago Public Library

Earlier this month, Max Raabe and his Palast Orchester glided through their winter residency at Berlin’s Admiralspalast, the 1910 theater…

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Let’s play two: Hilary Hahn hits her repertoire out of the park

Talk about double threats. Hilary Hahn is not only one the supreme violin virtuosos of our time, but she is…

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Uchida Plays Mozart, April 2014 (CSO)

Find details about and buy tickets to this event > Options for Program Books and Program Notes For most performances,…

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Happy birthday, Pierre Boulez!

Wishing a very happy birthday to Chicago Symphony Orchestra Helen Regenstein Conductor Emeritus Pierre Boulez on the occasion of his…

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Happy 90th birthday, Pierre Boulez!

Wishing a very happy birthday to Chicago Symphony Orchestra Helen Regenstein Conductor Emeritus Pierre Boulez on the occasion of his…

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Boulez conducts Bartók

We honor Pierre Boulez on the occasion of his 90th birthday March 26 with this program drawn from CSO concerts…

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‘Carnival of the Animals’ poetry: Featured works!

On March 20 and 21, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra presented Carnival of the Animals, a concert designed for schools and families with children ages 5 and up. In addition to presenting an exciting program of classical music, the concert featured poems written by students participating in Hands On Stanzas, a program presented by the Poetry Center of Chicago.

This post includes the poems that were performed at each concert, which were read by four participating student poets: Rebecca Besecker, Aaron Ivsin, Jade Ocytko, and Lauryn Shields.

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