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Schuller Kujala premiere 13 Oct 1988

Remembering composer and conductor Gunther Schuller

Composer and conductor Gunther Schuller, a frequent guest and collaborator with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra over the course of the…

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Remembering CSO principal tuba Arnold Jacobs

On June 11, 2015, we celebrate the centennial of Arnold Jacobs, former longtime principal tuba, who was a member of…

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Introducing The Paul Hindemith Principal Viola Chair

During the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s 2012-13 season, anonymous donors endowed in perpetuity the principal viola chair but requested some time…

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Happy birthday, Frederica von Stade!

Wishing a very happy seventieth birthday to the wonderful mezzo-soprano, Frederica von Stade, who appeared with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra…

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Jean Martinon + CSO = 10

RCA Red Seal Records (now a division of Sony Masterworks) recently released the complete Chicago Symphony Orchestra recordings—some available for the first…

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Remembering Orson Welles on his centennial

On May 6, 2015, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Orson Welles — actor, writer, director, and producer…

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‘OK, Mr. Stock. We’re ready to record . . .’

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s commercial recording legacy began 99 years ago on Monday, May 1, 1916, shortly after the close…

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Mahler’s Seventh Symphony

On April 15, 1921, Frederick Stock and the Orchestra gave the U.S. premiere performance of Mahler’s Seventh Symphony. The Chicago…

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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…