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Joyce DiDonato eagerly anticipates her debut with the CSO

Few if any of operatic singers today are more esteemed than mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato. Critics and colleagues alike have lavished…

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Emanuel Ax previews the CSO’s Beethoven Piano Concerto cycle

Emanuel Ax first performed one of Ludwig van Beethoven’s five piano concertos during his orchestral debut at age 18 with…

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In the conducting world, James Gaffigan moves to the head of the line

The next time a top U.S. conducting post comes open, expect James Gaffigan to be high on the list of…

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The CSO’s 2016-17 season by the numbers

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s multi-faceted 2016-17 season can be categorized historically, thematically or chronologically. But this list takes a little…

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Soprano Erin Wall marks two milestones this month with the CSO

While soprano Erin Wall boasts an enviable operatic career that has taken her to some of the world’s top houses,…

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At 86, Dohnányi finds there’s still much to explore in the classic rep

Christoph von Dohnányi would seem to have nothing left to prove. After serving as music director of the famed Cleveland…

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Slow and steady wins the career race for pianist Martin Helmchen

The careers of some classical artists are kicked into high gear by one pivotal event, such as a win at…

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Beethoven serves as a season-long focus for violinist Julia Fischer

Over the last 15 years, a new group of soloists in their teens and 20s has taken the violin world by…