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125 Moments: 119 Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago opened its new building—completed in time for the second year of the World’s Columbian Exposition—on…

Manual Cinema collective--a group of five artist directors who created "Ada/Ava," a shadow puppetry show now at 3LD Art & Technology Center in Manhattan. From left,  Kyle Vegter, Julia Miller,Ben Kauffman, Sarah Fornace, Drew Dir.

Danny Ghitis for The New York Times

Music and puppetry plus Virginia Woolf equals ‘Monday or Tuesday’

The first MusicNOW concert of the 2016-17 season will feature two world premieres by Chicago-based composers: Monday or Tuesday by Kyle Vegter…


Katherine Young’s ‘where the moss glows’ aims for element of surprise

The first MusicNOW concert of the 2016-17 season will feature two world premieres by Chicago-based composers: where the moss glows by…

9/22/16 10:15:14 PM -- The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Maestro Riccardo Muti Conductor
Bruckner Symphony No. 7
© Todd Rosenberg Photography 2016

Riccardo Muti and the CSO launch the season in ‘perfect synchrony’

The 2016-17 season of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra began triumphantly with Riccardo Muti leading the CSO in Mussorgsky’s A Night…


125 Moments: 118 First Recording

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s commercial recording legacy began under Frederick Stock on May 1, 1916. At that first session for…


Marc Mellits’ tree-inspired quintet ‘Splinter’ goes with the grain

Splinter by Chicago-based composer Marc Mellits leads off the season-opening concert Oct. 10 of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s MusicNOW series….

Alberto Mizrahi with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in March 2012. | Todd Rosenberg Photography

Alberto Mizrahi credits Muti for helping him achieve a career milestone

By any measure, Greek-born tenor Alberto Mizrahi has a stellar musical career. Cantor for 25 years at Anshe Emet Synagogue,…


Alex Klein’s Brazilian journey: a festive forró for oboe and orchestra

JOÃO PESSOA, Paraíba, Brazil — Brasileiro Alex Klein, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s swaying, weaving principal oboe — once before, and now a…

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