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125 years of CSO premieres — reprised in less than two minutes

Since its founding 125 years ago, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra has given more than 650 U.S. and world premieres. Many…

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The CSO sparks brass fireworks in ‘The Planets’

This year marks the centennial of Holst’s The Planets, a seven-movement orchestral suite, which the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performs May 26-31 under guest…

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Revisiting the CSO’s legacy of world and U.S. premieres

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s distinguished history began in 1891, when the city’s civic and business leaders invited conductor Theodore Thomas…

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Jonathan Nott on ‘Ein Heldenleben’: ‘This is genuinely moving music’

Jonathan Nott, who will lead the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in concerts Jan. 6-9 featuring Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben, observes that only…

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The CSO offers a season-long retrospective devoted to its legacy of premieres

The image on the cover of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s program book for September-October is a detail from the earliest…