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Ravel: A Portrait (new production)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra: June 5 at 7:30 p.m. and June 7 at 3 p.m.

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Beyond the Score unravels the mysteries of Brahms

In November, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra launched the 10th season of its imaginative Beyond the Score series with a program honoring…

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Revisiting the world premiere of ‘A Pierre Dream’

The Beyond the Score world-premiere production of “A Pierre Dream: A Portrait of Pierre Boulez,” salutes the life and work…

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A moveable feast … images from ‘A Pierre Dream’

The Beyond the Score production of “A Pierre Dream,” which celebrates the legacy of Pierre Boulez ahead of his 90th…

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Creating the immersive experience of ‘A Pierre Dream’

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Beyond the Score has covered some far-flung terrain since its first program 10 years ago. Using…

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Pierre Boulez in Chicago: A timeline

In November, Symphony Center pays tribute to Pierre Boulez, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Helen Regenstein conductor emeritus, with a special…

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‘A Pierre Dream': A portrait of Pierre Boulez

“A Pierre Dream: A Portrait of Pierre Boulez,”  a world-premiere Beyond the Score production, salutes the life and work of…

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Beyond the Score: Why Italy? Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4

To launch the fifth season of the Beyond the Score series, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Antonio Pappano…

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Beyond the Score — Haydn: The London Symphonies

Late 18th-century London was the bustling capital of an expanding empire, its citizens rapidly acquiring wealth and eagerly seeking the latest cultural delights. Who better to entertain them than the world-famous Joseph Haydn, whose newly composed, modern symphonies were bursting with brilliance, wit and deep sentiment?

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A sneak peek at ‘A Pierre Dream,’ the next Beyond the Score

On March 26, Pierre Boulez will turn 90, and to mark the occasion, the CSO will present a special Beyond…

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Beyond the Score — Wagner: ‘The Tristan Effect’

Wagner’s opera Tristan and Isolde ushered in a new era from its opening notes. Composers as different from one another as Bruckner and Berg, Mahler and Messiaen, Schoenberg and Strauss, all responded vigorously to this new world of sound and feeling. Wagner declared that his work was ” a monument to the loveliest of all dreams, in which, from the first to the last, love shall, for once, find utter redemption.”

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Beyond the Score: Berlioz’s ‘Symphonie fantastique’

Symphonie fantastique describes the life of an artist, replete with unrequited love, witches, guillotines and colorful, opium-induced hallucinations.