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Frederick Stock Elementary  performance by the Balmoral Quartet with Max Raimi, Baird Dodge, Loren Brown and Rong-Yan Tang . © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2012

The CSO celebrates National Arts in Education Week

From September 11-17, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will be celebrating National Arts in Education Week. Join us by sharing your own personal story: let us know how arts education has had a positive impact in your life, using the hashtag #ArtsEdWeek and #BecauseOfArtsEd.

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Music in Our Schools Month: Yo-Yo Ma

Music is athletic, requires focus and flexibility, and dares us to be vulnerable. Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant Yo-Yo Ma describes how the arts inspire passion-driven learning.

12/3/15 8:07:16 PM -- Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Civic Orchestra of Chicago: J.S. Bach Marathon 

11:30 a.m. at Christkindlmarket 

3:00 p.m. at Rebuild Foundation's Stony Island Arts Bank 

4:30 p.m. at K.L.E.O Community Family Life Center (119 E. Garfield Blvd.)

7:00 p.m. at Fourth Presbyterian Church (126 E. Chestnut St.)

© Todd Rosenberg Photography 2015

Civic’s Bach Marathon builds bonds between players and communities

It is 5:30 on a rainy Wednesday evening in November. Music is spilling forth from the hallways of Hibbard Elementary…

11/7/15 1:17:57 PM -- 
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Negaunee Music Institute
Warrenville Youth Correctional Facility
Storycatchers Theater

Fall Presentation 

© Todd Rosenberg Photography 2015

Letting their guard down: Incarcerated teens present musical ‘Dear Sky’

It’s 30 minutes until showtime at the Illinois Youth Center-Warrenville. In the large gymnasium, draped with 30-foot burgundy curtains, four…

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The Bremen Town Musicians: Parent Guide

Thank you for joining us for Once Upon a Symphony!  Whether this is the first time that your family will visit Symphony Center, or if you have attended a Once Upon a Symphony concert before, we promise this will be a fun and memorable experience!

10/31/13 9:55:56 PM Chicago Symphony Orchestra 
Bernard Haitink Conductor
Emanuel Ax Piano

    Mozart Piano Concerto No. 27
    Bruckner Symphony No. 4 (Romantic)

 © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2013

Music in Our Schools Month: CSO Violist Max Raimi

In celebration of Music in Our Schools Month, CSO violist Max Raimi reflects on the impact of his early music education and acknowledges the important role music teachers play in sustaining the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

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A blog to consider: Kicking off the 2016/17 season

As I am typing this post I am listening to the BBC World Service report of the battle at Mosul, where Iraqi and Kurdish troops advance toward a city full of innocent civilians and IS fighters.

12/12/16 11:27:23 AM 
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Sawyer Elementary School Visit 

© Todd Rosenberg Photography 2016

Music in Our Schools Month celebrated through Strauss and CSO-Connect

Throughout March, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra participates in the nationally recognized Music in Our Schools Month campaign. The Negaunee Music…

11/5/16 10:21:33 AM 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Superheroes

© Todd Rosenberg Photography 2016

Music in Our Schools Month: CSO Principal Clarinet Steve Williamson

In celebration of Music in Our Schools Month, CSO Principal Clarinet Steve Williamson reflects on the profound influence of music teachers.

11/21/14 10:18:12 AM -- 

Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Downtown Sounds 

Scott Speck conductor
Geoffrey Baer cohost 

. © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2014

The CSO explores and inspires courage among young listeners

COUR • AGE: the ability to do something that you know is difficult or dangerous. During the 2016/17 season, the…


Bringing the Bard to the young with ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Shakespeare meets Mendelssohn in the CSO Family Matinee Series presentation of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” For the second program of this…