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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 the what-ifs and what-could-bes,” she said. “I just do and then respond to do...
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass

A day of holiday cheer at Symphony Center

Sounds of the season rang throughout Symphony Center on a busy Thursday. Before the music ensued, the day began with news that Pierre Boulez, the CSO’s longtime Helen Regenstein Conductor Emerit...
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 Carnegi...
screenshot from the video Cynthia Yeh on MacMillan's percussion concerto 'Veni, Veni, Emmanuel'

Cynthia Yeh in perpetual motion for percussion concerto R...

Cynthia Yeh, principal percussionist for the Chicago Symphon...
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-schoo...

Baird Dodge admits he was a little jealous that Gene Pokorny...
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 ...
CSO Brass concert, Dec. 19, 2013. | Todd Rosenberg Photography

CSO Brass, thoroughly steeped in the tradition of ‘rea...

Fifty years ago, a 19-year-old music education major at a sm...
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 Ma...
Eugene_Izotov

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

Eugene Izotov, principal oboe of the Chicago Symphony Orches...
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

The special bond of being a stand partner

Each wind, brass and percussion player in an orchestra almos...