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With his first classical concerto, Ramsey Lewis joins a new ‘In Crowd’

From Benny Goodman to Wynton Marsalis, musicians have famously commuted between the two realms of jazz and classical music. Meanwhile,…

9/28/07 9:26:23 PM  Chicago Symphony Orchestra 2007 European Tour. Travel and performance in Rome Italy  © copyright Todd Rosenberg Photography 2007

Happy birthday, Maestro Muti!

Wishing our beloved tenth music director the happiest of birthdays and many happy returns! Looking forward to another great season!…


Muti celebrates a birthday, assisted by the whimsy of Sir John Falstaff

It’s a big week for Riccardo Muti. On the eve of his 74th birthday on July 28, the music director…

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Remembering pianist Ivan Moravec

The gifted Czech pianist Ivan Moravec, who appeared with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on multiple occasions, died on July 27,…

Vasily Petrenko

Petrenko conducts Rachmaninov (with Paul Lewis)

Vasily Petrenko, Chief Conductor of both the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, leads this program of…

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Musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra 

Chicago Symphony Chorus

Duain Wolfe Conductor
Welcome Yule

 © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2014

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

Though the weather outside is balmy, soon it will be yuletide, and holiday carols will go ringing through the rafters…

Paul Freeman

Farewell to Maestro Paul Freeman, a classical music pioneer

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra family mourns the death of Chicago Sinfonietta founder and music director emeritus Paul Freeman, acclaimed worldwide…


Evoking misty water-colored memories with ‘Play It Again, Marvin’

Scores of talented film and stage composers, from Harold Arlen to Hans Zimmer, have made their marks in the entertainment…

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