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Irwin Hoffman with score

Happy 90th birthday, Maestro Irwin Hoffman!

On November 26, 2014, we celebrate the ninetieth birthday of Irwin Hoffman, a titled conductor with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra from 1964 until 1970. Read more: Happy 90th birthday, Maestro Irwin H...
Boulez & Grammy awards - December 1995

Pierre Boulez at 90, part 3: Grammy Awards

Did you know that Helen Regenstein Conductor Emeritus Pierre Boulez is the third all-time Grammy Awards champ? He received his first two Grammy Awards in February 1968, the same evening The Beatles wo...
Solti with Lucia Popp - October 1977 - Strauss Four Last Songs

Remembering soprano Lucia Popp

On November 12, 2014, we celebrate the seventy-fifth birthda...
19 Boulez

Pierre Boulez at 90, part 2: for the record

Since 1991, Helen Regenstein Conductor Emeritus Pierre Boule...
boulez-1969-2

Pierre Boulez at 90, part 1: debut in Chicago

As we look forward to celebrating Helen Regenstein Conductor...
Richard Kanter

Remembering CSO oboe Richard Kanter

Richard Kanter, a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra...
Thomas at desk

Happy birthday, Maestro Theodore Thomas!

Wishing a very happy birthday to our founder and first music...
Ugly Symphony Headline

‘Ugly symphony is well played’

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the baton of music dire...