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11/14/13 7:48:45 PM -- Britten War Requiem 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
 Charles Dutoit, conductor 
 Tatiana Pavlovskaya: soprano
John Mark Ainsley: tenor
Matthias Goerne: baritone
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe
chorus director
Chicago Children's Choir
Josephine Lee

Photography of Chicago, IL, USA
. © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2013

Music in Our Schools Month: CSO Principal Viola Charlie Pikler

In celebration of Music in Our Schools Month, CSO Principal Viola Charlie Pikler describes how music education can enrich your whole life.


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…

9/20/15 9:37:10 PM -- The Sir Georg Solti Conducting Apprentice Competition Winner Erina Yashima

. © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2015

Erina Yashima feels inspired to be part of the CSO conducting legacy

Erina Yashima, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Sir Georg Solti Conducting Apprentice, is a testament to cultural versatility. Born in Heilbronn,…


Peter and the Wolf: Parent Guide

Explore the activities in this guide with your child(ren) before arriving at Symphony Center!

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…

6/11/15 9:41:32 PM -- Chicago, IL, USA

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti Conductor

    Scriabin The Poem of Ecstasy
    Tchaikovsky Manfred Symphony

  © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2015

Music in Our Schools Month: CSO Bassoonist Dennis Michel

In celebration of Music in Our Schools Month, CSO bassoonist Dennis Michel describes one of the many ways that music education contributes to a well-rounded education.

A blog to consider

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.

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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!

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.


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…

12/12/16 11:27:23 AM 
The Nauganee Institute at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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…