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Pierre Boulez at 90, part 1: debut in Chicago

As we look forward to celebrating Helen Regenstein Conductor Emeritus Pierre Boulez‘s ninetieth birthday in March 2015, we look back at his extraordinary relationship with the Chicago Symphony O...
Richard Kanter

Remembering CSO oboe Richard Kanter

Richard Kanter, a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s oboe section from 1961 until 2002, passed away on Friday evening, October 10, 2014. He was 79. Read more: Remembering Richard Kanter
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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...
Panufnik

Remembering Sir Andrzej Panufnik

This year we celebrate the centennial of composer and conduc...
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‘O say can you see . . .’

On Sept. 14, 2014, we celebrate the bicentennial of The Star...
Ninth Symphony

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony – ‘one colossal work...

In May 1904, Chicago Orchestra founder and first music direc...
Freude

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony — “Dedicated to all Mankind...

In 1930, Oliver Ditson and Company published Talks About Bee...