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Remembering Pierre Boulez

The death in January of our treasured Helen Regenstein Conductor Emeritus marked the end of an era.

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‘On Classicism and Modernism’: A lecture by Pierre Boulez

“There is no more unity of style—everyone is looking for his own corner of individual expression. We have the twelve tone, the neoclassic, and now the minimalist, the  neoromantic, and so on.”

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‘Is There a Zeitgeist?’: A lecture by Pierre Boulez

On Dec. 8, 1996, as part of his winter residency with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, then principal guest conductor Pierre Boulez…

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‘Score: Imagination and Reality’: A lecture by Pierre Boulez

For many years, as part of his winter residency with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, composer and educator Pierre Boulez, who…

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Revisiting the world premiere of ‘A Pierre Dream’

The Beyond the Score world-premiere production of “A Pierre Dream: A Portrait of Pierre Boulez,” salutes the life and work…

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‘A Pierre Dream’: A portrait of Pierre Boulez

“A Pierre Dream: A Portrait of Pierre Boulez,”  a world-premiere Beyond the Score production, salutes the life and work of…

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Creating the immersive experience of ‘A Pierre Dream’

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Beyond the Score has covered some far-flung terrain since its first program 10 years ago. Using…

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Boulez always sought new ways of experiencing music, recalls Gilmer

Pierre Boulez was “first and foremost, a composer who broke the rules,” observes Martha Gilmer in an interview published Jan….

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Gerard McBurney recalls the wisdom — and wit — of Pierre Boulez

Gerard McBurney, the CSO’s artistic programming adviser, pays tribute to his friend and colleague, Pierre Boulez, who died Jan. 5…

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Pierre Boulez in Chicago: A timeline

When Pierre Boulez first appeared with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 1969, he was famous as a revolutionary composer, and…

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Alex Ross on Boulez: ‘His death marks the end of an epoch’

In this week’s edition of the New Yorker magazine, music critic Alex Ross offers a tribute to Pierre Boulez, the…