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125 Moments: 117 Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony

During the Chicago Orchestra’s thirteenth season, Theodore Thomas programmed Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony for its first performances in the United States….


125 Moments: 116 James Conlon

James Conlon began his tenure as the Ravinia Festival’s fourth music director on June 24, 2005, leading the Chicago Symphony…


125 Moments: 115 Strauss’s Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

According to Theodore Thomas’s Memoirs, “While in Europe [during the summer of 1882] Thomas had, as usual, been on the…


125 Moments: 114 Lincoln

Orchestra Hall became a Hollywood recording studio in May 2012 when John Williams led the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus…


125 Moments: 113 Chicago Symphony Orchestra

According to Philo Adams Otis in his book The Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Its Organization, Growth, and Development, 1891–1924: “The first…

Remembering Johan Botha

125 Moments: 112 Mstislav Rostropovich

125 Moments: 111 Arturo Toscanini

125 Moments: 110 Maud Powell

125 Moments: 109 “Chelsea Dagger”

Remembering Chicago Symphony Chorus alto Deborah Guscott

125 Moments: 108 First Radio Broadcast

125 Moments: 107 Lutosławski’s Third Symphony

125 Moments: 106 Aaron Copland

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