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12/18/15 8:48:33 PM -- Chicago Symphony Orchestra 125th Year.

 CSO’s Merry Merry Chicago with The von Trapps

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If you need a little Christmas (right now), Symphony Center is the place

Though the weather outside is sultry, soon the seasons will change and the holidays will be upon us, as carols…

Solti and Meistersinger soloists in the ballroom wide

125 Moments: 097 Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

In September 1995, Sir Georg Solti led three concert performances of Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at Orchestra Hall. The…


Puppeteer Janni Younge crafts a new ‘Firebird,’ no strings attached

Janni Younge believes in the power of puppetry. Although the centuries-old art form might seem passé in a world dominated…


Paul Lewis reflects on his favorite things, Ligeti, Kleiber — and bagpipes

British pianist Paul Lewis, who will appear twice with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra over the next 10 months, shares some…

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125 Moments: 096 Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

On October 28 and 29, 1954, soprano Elisabeth Schwarzkopf made her American and Chicago Symphony Orchestra debuts in Richard Strauss’s…

Gustavo Gimeno |Photo: Marco Borggreve

Gustavo Gimeno one of four conductors making CSO debuts at Ravinia

For up-and-coming conductors, debuts with major orchestras are critical career milestones. If all goes well and they pass muster with…

Seattle Symphony Concert

Morlot conducts Beethoven’s Eroica

This concert from the 2014/15 season had a few connections to the CSO’s Berlioz to Boulez festival of French music,…

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125 Moments: 095 The Chicago Picasso

On August 15, 1967, more than 50,000 Chicagoans gathered to witness the unveiling of what would quickly become an iconic…

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