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Stephanie Jeong on the 2014 European Tour in Paris. | Todd Rosenberg Photography

Stephanie Jeong masters the art of grace under fire

About six hours before a Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert on Dec. 20, associate concertmaster Stephanie Jeong got a phone call telling her that she would be filling in for concertmaster Robert Chen,...
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Pianist Orion Weiss likes to keep it different

It’s hard to imagine legendary piano virtuosos like Arthur Rubinstein or Rudolf Serkin teaming up with the Salzburg Marionette Theatre, yet that is exactly what Orion Weiss did last fall when he tou...
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Jan Swafford’s ‘Beethoven’ searches for th...

After writing well-received biographies of Charles Ives and ...
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The battle on the ice, at Orchestra Hall — and the United ...

Thousands gather beneath the flags of two great nations. The...
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The unsung hero behind Mozart’s Requiem, Franz Xaver S...

Let us now praise obscure men. Those who perform thankless t...
Riccardo Muti leads the CSO in the first of three concerts at Carnegie Hall. | © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2015

The sights (and sounds) of the CSO at Carnegie Hall

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra took New York’s Carnegi...
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Period-music maestro Nicholas Kraemer promotes ‘Bach w...

Unlike some conductors who lock onto their career paths as c...
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Todd Rosenberg picks his favorite CSO images of 2014

You may know his work if you are a frequent visitor to Symph...
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Yefim Bronfman muses on wine, wit and Brahms

Pianist Yefim Bronfman could be the most famous person to em...
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Warsaw in the Loop: stuffed cabbage and burnt scores at lunc...

It’s the IMAX of stuffed cabbage, filling my whole field o...