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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…


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…


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…

Riccardo Muti leads the CSO in the first of three concerts at Carnegie Hall. | © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2015

The sights (and sounds) of the CSO at Carnegie Hall

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra took New York’s Carnegie Hall by storm, with three concerts over the weekend, including a live…

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Robert Kassinger, bass

An active chamber musician, Robert Kassinger performs with the Revolution Ensemble, the Orion Ensemble, Fulcrum Point, Ars Viva, Music of…

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…

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CSO violist Max Raimi, ‘Live From Gottlieb’

Max Raimi is a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra viola section. His Citizen Musician project offered periodic performances with CSO colleagues and coaching sessions for students at the Merit School of Music throughout the season.

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…

screenshot from the video Cynthia Yeh on MacMillan's percussion concerto 'Veni, Veni, Emmanuel'

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…

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Maestro on a mission: Muti shares music with at-risk youth

When he began as music director in 2010, Riccardo Muti made it his mission to expand and deepen the Chicago…

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…