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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 full-time job, when all the concerts, tours, rehearsals and practices are figured in. Yet many of its members still manage to find time to perf...
John Sharp

A view from the first chair: CSO principal cellist John Sharp

When John Sharp was appointed as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s principal cellist in the spring 1986, he already had served three seasons in the same post with the Cincinnati Symphony and play...
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...
Michael Henoch

Michael Henoch, assistant principal oboe

While still a student at Northwestern University, Michael He...
Hollywood String Quartet

Slatkin does Sinatra — and other classics — in ‘No...

Conductor Leonard Slatkin will take time during his CSO resi...
Scott Hostetler

Scott Hostetler, oboe and English horn

A native of Kokomo, Ind., Scott Hostetler received his bache...
Qing Hou

Qing Hou, violin

Before joining the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 1997, Qing ...
Richard Graef

Richard K. Graef, assistant principal flute

An active performer and teacher of the Baroque one-keyed flu...
Jay Friedman

Jay Friedman, principal trombone

An active conductor, Jay Friedman was named music director o...