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Happy 90th birthday, Pierre Boulez!

Wishing a very happy birthday to Chicago Symphony Orchestra Helen Regenstein Conductor Emeritus Pierre Boulez on the occasion of his…

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Remembering CSO violinist Adrian Da Prato

Adrian Da Prato, a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s violin section from 1946 until 1996, died on Tuesday, March…

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Remembering CSO percussionist Sam Denov

Sam Denov, a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s percussion section from 1954 until 1985, passed away on Wednesday, March…

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Frederick Stock’s Dishpan Symphony

Another fantastic donation arrived in the mail earlier this week: this publicity photograph from April 1934, promoting a very special…

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Mozart’s Requiem and an auspicious debut

In 1957 when Bruno Walter—a frequent and beloved guest conductor as well as a highly regarded Mozart specialist—informed CSO management…

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Remembering CSO cellist Leonard Chausow

Leonard Chausow, a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s cello section from 1956 until 2003, passed away peacefully on Saturday,…

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Remembering Jacqueline du Pré

On January 26, 2015, we celebrate the seventieth birthday of the remarkable English cellist Jacqueline du Pré, who performed and…

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Prokofiev’s ‘Alexander Nevsky’

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, prepared by Margaret Hillis, first performed Sergei Prokofiev‘s cantata Alexander Nevsky at Orchestra Hall…