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125 Moments: 045 Christoph Eschenbach

To coincide with the Ravinia Festival’s sixtieth season, along with an $11.5 million renovation of the pavilion and grounds, executive…

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125 Moments: 044 Margaret Hillis and Mahler’s Eighth Symphony

Sir Georg Solti had programmed Mahler’s Eighth Symphony for the fall of 1977, with three performances in Chicago followed by…

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125 Moments: 043 Artur Rodzinski

Kirsten Flagstad‘s performance as Wagner’s Isolde on November 16, 1947—her first operatic appearance in the United States since the end…

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125 Moments: 042 September 11, 2001

Daniel Barenboim and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra were in Lucerne, Switzerland, on September 11, 2001, scheduled to perform Mahler’s Seventh…

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125 Moments: 041 Sergei Rachmaninov

Sergei Rachmaninov made his first appearances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on December 3 and 4, 1909, conducting his Isle…


Congratulations to Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Pierre Boulez!

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra congratulates Helen Regenstein Conductor Emeritus Pierre Boulez as a recipient of a 2015 Grammy Lifetime Achievement…

Orientations - Pierre Boulez

Boulez Birthday Books

To celebrate Pierre Boulez‘s 89th birthday on March 26, please find today’s assignment in the link below, your reading list…

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Remembering violinist Francis Akos

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra family notes with sorrow the passing of Francis Akos, a member of the violin section from…

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125 Moments: 040 Corigliano’s Symphony No. 1

At the invitation of music director Sir Georg Solti, John Corigliano became the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s first composer-in-residence in 1987,…

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125 Moments: 039 Fritz Reiner and Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben

On March 6, 1954, Fritz Reiner and the Orchestra recorded together for the first time. For RCA at Orchestra Hall,…

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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…

Remembering Kurt Masur

125 Moments: 029 John F. Kennedy and Fritz Reiner’s Memorial

125 Moments: 028 Holst’s The Planets

125 Moments: 027 Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky

Celebrating philanthropy with a loan to the Smithsonian, part 2

125 Moments: 026 Plazas de México

125 Moments: 025 Béla Bartók

Vladimir Horowitz’s Chicago swan song

125 Moments: 024 Van Cliburn

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