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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…


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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Conductors set to make their CSO subscription debuts this season

Most of the guest conductors booked for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s 2016-17 season are familiar faces: Charles Dutoit, Bernard Haitink,…

9/22/16 10:15:14 PM -- The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Maestro Riccardo Muti Conductor
Bruckner Symphony No. 7
© Todd Rosenberg Photography 2016

Riccardo Muti and the CSO launch the season in ‘perfect synchrony’

The 2016-17 season of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra began triumphantly with Riccardo Muti leading the CSO in Mussorgsky’s A Night…

3/23/16 8:35:01 PM -- 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Yuri Temirkanov conductor
Denis Matsuev piano -

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3
Brahms Symphony No. 2 - 

© Todd Rosenberg Photography 2016

Wheaton College series looks to be ‘an ideal situation’ for the CSO

From its first season in 1891-92, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra has made a point of performing concerts away from its…


Baiba Skride eagerly awaits debut with the CSO, a ‘dream orchestra’

Violinist Baiba Skride is enjoying a heady series of debuts with top American orchestras. Last winter, she collaborated for the…


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…


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…


Trifonov returns to the CSO and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1

Daniil Trifonov looks at the pages of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and hears an opera. “Tchaikovsky’s essence was in…


Carl Vine sets off sparks with his world premiere ‘Five Hallucinations’

Trombone concertos are relative rarities, so it’s not surprising that Michael Mulcahy, one of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s three masters…


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,…