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CSO apprentice Matthew Aucoin hailed as a ‘wunderkind of contemporary opera’

If contemporary opera has a rising wunderkind, then Matthew Aucoin has to be it, writes Carlo Rotella in the May…

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Gershwin and Ravel, June 2015 (CSO)

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Rush Hour Concerts are performed at the acoustically lush setting of St. James Cathedral. | Photo by Elliot Mandel

CSO musicians take center stage at Rush Hour Concerts

The Ravinia Festival and Grant Park Music Festival might snare the most attention during the summer classical-music season, but the…

Birthday party honoring Maurice Ravel in New York City, March 8, 1928. From left: Oskar Fried; Éva Gauthier; Ravel at piano; Manoah Leide-Tedesco; and George Gershwin.

Fascinatin’ rhythm: When Ravel met Gershwin in Jazz Age New York

At first glance, George Gershwin and Maurice Ravel might seem to occupy two different musical worlds, yet they both shared…

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Clyne and Beethoven 3, May 2015 (CSO)

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Bychkov conducts Mahler 3

Mahler’s expansive Third Symphony encompasses a vast range of human expression, and this performance features mezzo-soprano Bernarda Fink, the women…

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Roger Ebert on the enduring power of Fritz Lang’s ‘Metropolis’

The late film critic Roger Ebert regarded Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis” (1927) as one of the cornerstones of cinema, considering it so important that he added it twice to his pantheon of Great Movies.

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Keith Buncke named CSO’s principal bassoon

Keith Buncke will join the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as its principal bassoon, effective July 6. The appointment was announced May…

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