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5/27/10 6:20:24 PM --  Chicago Symphony Orchestra Portrait Sessions: Piano Mary Sauer © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2010

Mary Sauer offers a glissando of memories of her time with the CSO

“Ben-Hur” with Charlton Heston premiered in 1959. That same year, Fidel Castro became prime minister of Cuba, Hawaii and Alaska…

12/8/06 -- CSO Tour Photography New York © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2006

CSO musicians share memories of Boulez, ahead of MusicNOW salute

The CSO doesn’t readily bestow the title of principal guest conductor. In the orchestra’s long history, only three conductors have…


Alex Klein’s Brazilian journey: a festive forró for oboe and orchestra

JOÃO PESSOA, Paraíba, Brazil — Brasileiro Alex Klein, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s swaying, weaving principal oboe — once before, and now a…

9/17/15 8:51:20 PM -- Chicago Symphony Orchestra 125th Year.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, Conductor 

Liszt From the Cradle to the Grave
Mozart Symphony No. 40
Beethoven Symphony No. 5 -

. © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2015

For the CSO’s principal flute, it’s all about ‘the love for the sound’

Eastern Iceland is another world. Mountains rise like giants from the ocean, deserted fjords are haunted by ghosts. In the…


Go, Cubs, go! Maestro Muti and the CSO cheer on Chicago’s contenders

As the Chicago Cubs advance toward the team’s first World Series in more than a century, Riccardo Muti and the…

The sunset provides a warm send-off to CSO Pianist Mary Sauer and her fellow musicians as they board the plane for Chicago.

Mary Sauer, principal piano, retires after seven decades with the CSO

Mary Sauer, principal piano of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the only full-time keyboardist in CSO history, is retiring after…


Composer Judd Greenstein believes in the collaborative spirit

With a robust career full of commissions, performances and collaborations, Judd Greenstein is a very busy composer. His work expands…

Anderson (left) poses with his oboe mentor Alex Klein. | Photo: Andrew Huckman

Part 2: Alex Klein’s Brazilian journey

As Alex Klein and PRIMA plied the byways, barnstorming parched towns with epic names, he discovered a musical calling card in a catchy forró that seemed to be about fixing rips and weaving strands anew.

Natalia, a PRIMA cellist, stands with her handwritten farewell to Alex Klein. | Photo: Andrew Huckman

Part 3: Alex Klein’s Brazilian journey

João Pessoa’s concert hall pulses as the sun sets Sunday — Jurandir do Sax has competition tonight. PRIMA’s musicians, practiced and expressive, take stage shortly.

4/16/16 10:15:40 PM -- 
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti Conductor

Tchaikovsky The Tempest
Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet

© Todd Rosenberg Photography 2016

Alex Klein celebrates the CSO’s commitment to excellence

At the annual meeting Oct. 26 of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association, Alex Klein, holder of the Nancy and Larry Fuller Principal…


Edgar Muenzer, a CSO violinist for 47 years, dies at age 88

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra family mourns the death of Edgar Muenzer, a member of the violin section from 1956 until…