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The outdoor theater at the Aspen (Colo.) Music Festival.

How CSO musicians spend their summer ‘vacations’

Although the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s 2013/14 subscription season concluded June 21, it doesn’t mean that the ensemble’s musicians just take the rest of the summer off. Far from it. After a t...
Afterworks Masterworks

Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto, ‘a little masterpiece’

Although Mozart may have written as many as five bassoon concertos, this is the only one that has survived. It is the earliest of all Mozart’s concertos for wind instruments, and though it is the wo...
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Dream Out Loud encourages students to make music for a lifet...

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Dream Out Loud Music...
Eugene_Izotov

Eugene Izotov recalls his personal bond to Strauss’ Ob...

Eugene Izotov, principal oboe of the Chicago Symphony Orches...
Detail from Giuseppe Cesare's "Diana and Actaeon" (1603-06)

Early music moonlighting for CSO musicians

Playing in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is more than a ful...
Rob Kassinger

Robert Kassinger, bass

An active chamber musician, Robert Kassinger performs with t...
CM-Max Raimi

CSO violist Max Raimi, ‘Live From Gottlieb’

Max Raimi is a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra viol...
Christmas presents piled underneath a christmas tree.

Unwrapping the presents of the CSO’s 2014/15 season

Each year, there comes a day toward the end of winter when t...
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Bass

Alexander Hanna, principal bass

Inspired by the sound of the symphony orchestra, Alexander H...
David Herbert

David Herbert, principal timpani

Widely considered a leader of cutting-edge solo timpani repe...