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‘Chicago Symphony for President’

In the spring of 1976, the major American political parties had not yet hosted their conventions to nominate candidates for president. But on…


125 Moments: 125 First Concert

In early 1889, Chicago businessman Charles Norman Fay encountered Theodore Thomas—then one of the most famous conductors in the United…

10/10/13 9:04:15 PM Chicago Symphony Orchestra 
Live Performance of 
Verdi  Requiem

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Tatiana Serjan, soprano
Daniela Barcellona, mezzo-soprano
Mario Zeffiri, tenor
Ildar Abdrazakov, bass
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe

 © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2013

125 Moments: 124 Verdi’s 200th Birthday

To celebrate Giuseppe Verdi’s 200th birthday on October 10, 2013, Riccardo Muti led the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus (prepared…


Happy birthday, Maestro!

Wishing a very happy birthday to our founder and first music director Theodore Thomas on the occasion of his 181st…


125 Moments: 123 Mahler’s Fifth Symphony

In January 1970, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and its new music director traveled to New York for their first concerts…


125 Moments: 122 Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Così fan tutte, and Don Giovanni

During Daniel Barenboim’s first season as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s ninth music director, several concerts included music by Mozart to…