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6/14/16 11:29:09 AM --Chicago Symphony Orchestra Sound Engineer Charles Post. © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2016

Backstage at the CSO: audio engineer Charlie Post

Hidden down a corridor just behind the Orchestra Hall stage is a state-of-the-art recording studio where audio engineer Charlie Post…

Riccardo Muti leads the applause for Hungarian sculptor Katalin Gerő, designer of the Fritz Reiner bust. | ©Todd Rosenberg Photography 2016

Riccardo Muti caps his campaign to honor the legacy of Fritz Reiner

Anniversaries are by nature times to reflect on the past. For Riccardo Muti, the 10th music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the…

1908 Chicago Cubs baseball team at West Side Grounds after winning the World Series, Chicago, Illinois, 1908. Heinie Zimmerman, John Kling, Johnny Evers and Frank Schulte are included in this image.

In 1908 World Series, ‘Crowds in Orchestra Hall Shout Madly as Cubs Win’

In 1908, before Chicago had a Wrigley Field, baseball fans watched the Cubs win the World Series — at Orchestra…


Always an adventure: Patrick Reynolds on 30 years as a CSO stagehand

It’s obvious that to have a great orchestra you need great players and a dynamic conductor. You also need dedicated…

4/29/15 5:46:56 PM 
Chicago Symphony Orchestra 

Tesori and Symphony Store photo shoot
Models Released

 © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2015

Service with extra Bravo: The Symphony Store offers gifts in all genres

Looking for a one-of-a-kind gift for a music lover? Want to purchase the complete catalog of Chicago Symphony Orchestra recordings?…

6/7/15 6:44:25 PM -- Chicago, IL, USA

The Percussion Scholarship Program's 20th Anniversary closing concert in Buntrock Hall at  Symphony Center.  © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2015

Backstage at the CSO: house manager Charles Braico

Charles Braico thought he wanted to study journalism but he discovered he had a passion for the hospitality industry, so he switched his major. The change paid off. In 2012, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra hired Braico for the crucial post of house manager.


How to get to Orchestra Hall? Press ‘Up’

Symphony Center hosts plenty of piano supporters. Front and center, there’s none stronger and more steady than Orchestra Hall’s piano…

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…

12/10/15 8:35:25 PM -- Chicago Symphony Orchestra 125th Year.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Handel Messiah

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Bernard Labadie conductor
Lydia Teuscher soprano
Allyson McHardy mezzo-soprano
Jeremy Ovenden tenor
Kyle Ketelsen bass-baritone
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe chorus director

© Todd Rosenberg Photography 2015

‘Messiah’ puts a spotlight on chorus and its associate directors

As just the second director of the world-renowned Chicago Symphony Chorus since its founding by Margaret Hillis in 1957, Duain…


Throwback Thursday, Take 2: ‘Humoresque’ at Orchestra Hall

If you were intrigued by the CSO social media post about the silent film “Humoresque” (1920), which was screened at…


Throwback Thursday, Take 2: CSO at the Medinah Temple

The latest CSO Throwback Thursday photo post depicts Margaret Hillis striking a Brünnhilde-like pose during rehearsals for a Wagner opera…