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Happy birthday, Zubin Mehta!

Wishing a very happy eightieth birthday to Zubin Mehta! A frequent and favorite guest conductor in Chicago, Mehta has appeared…

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125 Moments: 070 Pope John Paul II

On October 5, 1979, Sir Georg Solti led the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Bruckner’s Fifth Symphony at…


Till Fellner and Hugo Kortschak

Austrian pianist Till Fellner is in Chicago this week to perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto no. 22 with the Orchestra under…

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125 Moments: 069 Dukas’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

“This interesting novelty is by a composer little known to the musical world and whose name now appears for the…

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The Chicago Symphony Orchestra celebrates 100 years of recording

The commercial recording legacy of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra—under second music director Frederick Stock—began on May 1, 1916. For the…

CSO050911: Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performing at Millennium Park September 11, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois, including the performance of Aaron Copeland's "Lincoln Portrait" with narration by U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D, Illinois)  © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2005

125 Moments: 068 Barack Obama

On September 11, 2005—the fourth anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks and barely two weeks after the devastation of Hurricane…

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Remembering Yehudi Menuhin

Over the course of three short weeks in late 1938, Chicago hosted an embarrassment of riches for violin fans. On November…

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Remembering Lorraine Hunt Lieberson

This week we mark the tenth anniversary of Lorraine Hunt Lieberson‘s last appearances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus,…

125 Moments: 067 Artur Schnabel

125 Moments: 066 Berlioz’s The Damnation of Faust

125 Moments: 065 Myra Hess

125 Moments: 064 Ravinia Festival

125 Moments: 063 Riccardo Muti’s Return

125 Moments: 062 James Levine

125 Moments: 061 Dvořák’s Violin Concerto

125 Moments: 060 Richard Strauss

125 Moments: 059 A Century of Progress

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