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Duain Wolfe and Scrooge in "Welcome Yule!" | Todd Rosenberg Photography

‘Welcome Yule!’ celebrates 20 years of Christmas in Chicago

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s annual Welcome Yule! concerts, now in their 20th and final season, never have been typical Christmas fare. Yes, the Chicago Symphony Chorus sings traditional carols,...
screenshot from the video Cynthia Yeh on MacMillan's percussion concerto 'Veni, Veni, Emmanuel'

Cynthia Yeh in perpetual motion for percussion concerto ‘Veni, Veni, Emman...

Cynthia Yeh, principal percussionist for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, talks about her preparations — including the appropriate footwear! — for the concerto Veni, Veni, Emmanuel, in which she wi...
Prison, Visit, Riccardo Muti, Maestro, Corrections

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

When he began as music director in 2010, Riccardo Muti made ...
Cynthia Yeh at the Musikverein during the CSO's European Tour 2014. | Todd Rosenberg Photography

Cynthia Yeh, principal percussionist, moves to center stage ...

Cynthia Yeh doesn’t like to talk about career aspirations....
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass

A day of holiday cheer at Symphony Center

Sounds of the season rang throughout Symphony Center on a bu...
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...
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

The special bond of being a stand partner

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

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

Eugene Izotov, principal oboe of the Chicago Symphony Orches...
Afterworks Masterworks

Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto, ‘a little masterpiece...

Although Mozart may have written as many as five bassoon con...