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Bobby McFerrin recalls how Gershwin provided ‘the soundtrack of my childhood’

Bobby McFerrin’s signature hit, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” barely begins to define this inimitable singer. Indeed, to call him just…


Dawn Gingrich appointed as concertmaster of Orchestra Iowa

Kudos to another member of the Gingrich family: Dawn Gingrich has been named concertmaster of Orchestra Iowa. The daughter of…


Dutoit conducts Strauss

CSO principal cello John Sharp and principal viola Charles Pikler are featured in Richard Strauss’s tone poem Don Quixote in…

Peter Conover, CSO principal librarian, juggles an armload of scores to be packed after the orchestra's winter 2014 tour. | © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2014

Backstage at the CSO: principal librarian Peter Conover

Ask Peter Conover about his duties as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s principal librarian, and he gives a well-rehearsed if apt…


James Levine returns to Ravinia next season for gala concert

For the first time in almost 25 years, conductor James Levine will return next season to the Ravinia Festival, where…

14/07/2013 Spoleto 56, Festival Dei 2 Mondi. Concerto Finale. Nella foto il direttore d'orchestra James Conlon

James Conlon previews his last season as Ravinia music director

For my final summer as Ravinia music director, I have chosen programs to represent some of the major themes of my past 11 seasons. Each of the five programs has great significance for me.

6/19/15 9:10:41 PM 
SCP Jazz Series
Dana Hall, Music Director/Drummer
Kerry James Marshall, Visual Artist
Cheryl Lynn Bruce scriptwriter
Wendell Pierce

Riffin' and Signifyin(g) on Richard Wright's Native Son 

© Todd Rosenberg Photography 2015

Scenes from Dana Hall’s ‘Riffin’ and Signifyin(g) on Richard Wright’s Native Son’

This year marks the 75th anniversary of novelist Richard Wright’s Native Son, one of the greatest works in Chicago’s rich literary history. To celebrate…


When Kirill Petrenko made his debut with the CSO

Kirill Petrenko, the just-elected chief conductor designate of the Berlin Philharmonic and artistic director of the orchestra’s foundation, has a…

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