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125 Moments: 022 Maria Callas

Maria Callas was scheduled to appear with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the Civic Opera House on January 15, 1957,…

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125 Moments: 021 Bernard Haitink

Bernard Haitink made his debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in March 1976, leading Ravel’s Alborada del gracioso, Stravinsky’s Symphony…

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125 Moments: 020 Helen Kotas

In 1941, Frederick Stock appointed Helen Kotas to the position of principal horn, making her the first woman to hold…

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125 Moments: 019 Pierre Boulez, Jacqueline du Pré, and Daniel Barenboim

Pierre Boulez’s first conducting appearances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 1969 were greatly anticipated. His book Notes of an…

9/19/10 7:22:20 PM  Chicago Symphony Orchestra with Music Director Riccardo Muti at the Concert for Chicago in Millennium Park in Chicago, IL. ©Todd Rosenberg Photography

125 Moments: 018 Riccardo Muti’s first concert as music director

On September 19, 2010, Riccardo Muti officially began his tenure as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s tenth music director, leading a…

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125 Moments: 017 Martin’s Concerto for Seven Wind Instruments, Timpani, Percussion, and String Orchestra

On February 10 and 11, 1966, Jean Martinon led performances of Martin’s Concerto for Seven Wind Instruments, Timpani, Percussion, and…

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125 Moments: 016 First Television Concert

Rafael Kubelík conducted the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s first television concert on September 25, 1951, carried over WENR-TV Chicago and fed…

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125 Moments: 015 Duain Wolfe

Duain Wolfe first prepared the Chicago Symphony Chorus as a guest for a Ravinia Festival program of opera choruses in…

125 Moments: 014 Sir Edward Elgar

125 Moments: 013 2000 South American Tour

125 Moments: 012 Martinon’s Altitudes Symphony

125 Moments: 011 First Grammy Awards

125 Moments: 010 Camille Saint-Saëns

125 Moments: 009 Seiji Ozawa

Congratulations to Bernard Haitink!

125 Moments: 008 Margaret Harris

Happy birthday, Maestro Theodore Thomas!

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