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Muti, CSO hail conquering heroes with ‘Chelsea Dagger’

From one championship team to another: Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra capped off a day of celebration by…

Peter Conover, CSO principal librarian, juggles an armload of scores to be packed after the orchestra's winter 2014 tour. | © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2014

Backstage at the CSO: principal librarian Peter Conover

Ask Peter Conover about his duties as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s principal librarian, and he gives a well-rehearsed if apt…

Rush Hour Concerts are performed at the acoustically lush setting of St. James Cathedral. | Photo by Elliot Mandel

CSO musicians take center stage at Rush Hour Concerts

The Ravinia Festival and Grant Park Music Festival might snare the most attention during the summer classical-music season, but the…

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Keith Buncke named CSO’s principal bassoon

Keith Buncke will join the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as its principal bassoon, effective July 6. The appointment was announced May…

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Hurrah! Gloria! ¡Viva! Saluting Lincoln with Verdi at Juarez? Soitenly!

Abraham Lincoln, whose Springfield-bound funeral train stopped in Chicago days after his assassination 150 years ago on April 14, fascinates Gene…

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…

Gene Porkorny, CSO principal tuba, huffs and puffs as the Big Bad Wolf in the Once Upon a Symphony production of "The Three Little Pigs." | © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2014

Once Upon a Symphony molds classical music for the pre-school set

Baird Dodge admits he was a little jealous that Gene Pokorny and his tuba attracted the most young fans after…

CSO Principal Timpani David Herbert chats with fellow percussionist Vadim Karpinos before rehearsal.

CSO timpani principal chair to be endowed by the Clinton Family Fund

Bruce and Martha Clinton, along with members of The Clinton Family Fund, have pledged $2 million to endow the principal timpani…

Cynthia Yeh at the Musikverein during the CSO's European Tour 2014. | Todd Rosenberg Photography

Cynthia Yeh, principal percussionist, moves to center stage for solo turn

Cynthia Yeh doesn’t like to talk about career aspirations. “My personality is that I don’t think a lot about all…

Christopher Martin, CSO principal trumpet, and guest conductor Jaap van Zweden perform Rouse's Heimdall's Trumpet at Symphony Center in December 2012. | Todd Rosenberg Photography

CSO principal trumpet sings praises of Panufnik

In his first eight years out of music school, Christopher Martin had already enjoyed a privileged career. The gifted young…

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Cynthia Yeh in perpetual motion for percussion concerto ‘Veni, Veni, Emmanuel’

Cynthia Yeh, principal percussionist for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, talks about her preparations — including the appropriate footwear! — for…