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Luca Salsi as Enrico in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor at the Metropolitan Opera. | Photo by Cory Weaver/Metropolitan Opera

Luca Salsi credits Muti for last-minute save at the Met

Italian baritone Luca Salsi came to the rescue when an ailing Placido Domingo canceled 30 minutes before the Metropolitan Opera’s…

The Godfather Live

Three titles selected for next season’s CSO at the Movies

“On the Waterfront,” “Back to the Future” and “Hooray for Hollywood” will anchor the 2015/16 CSO at the Movies Series,…

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Yo-Yo Ma saves the day, with the Vancouver Symphony

Have cello, will substitute. That’s the case for international superstar Yo-Yo Ma, who filled in for an ailing cellist on a…

B.B. King In Concert - San Rafael, CA

Farewell to B.B. King, the emperor of the blues

Blues legend B.B. King, who died May 14 at age 89, performed at many Chicago venues over his long career,…

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 Carnegie Hall by storm, with three concerts over the weekend, including a live…

Samuel C. Adams and Elizabeth Ogonek, newly appointed Mead composers-in-residence. | © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2015

Muti selects Adams and Ogonek as next CSO composers-in-residence

Samuel Adams and Elizabeth Ogonek have been selected by Riccardo Muti for the position of CSO Mead Composers-in-Residence. They will…

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CSO returns to Morton Arboretum for third engagement

For a third season, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will perform three summer concerts again at the Morton Arboretum in west…

CSO Principal Timpani David Herbert chats with fellow percussionist Vadim Karpinos before rehearsal.

CSO timpani principal chair to be endowed by the Clinton Family Fund

Bruce and Martha Clinton, along with members of The Clinton Family Fund, have pledged $2 million to endow the principal timpani…

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Chicago Jazz Philharmonic salutes ‘The Third Stream’ — and Cuba

Riccardo Muti, the recipient of countless awards and accolades, hopes to achieve another milestone: to conduct the Chicago Symphony Orchestra…

Martha Gilmer talks with Buddy Guy at the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony Feb. 7. | Getty Images

Martha Gilmer salutes Pierre Boulez at Grammy ceremony

Pierre Boulez, the Helen Regenstein conductor emeritus of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, was honored over the weekend as one of…

Harry Bicket (far left) leads the CSO, with guest violinists Jennifer Koh and Jaime Laredo, in Anna Clyne's Prince of Clouds in December 2012.

Symphony Center artists, including Anna Clyne, pick up Grammy nominations

Several artists performing this season at Symphony Center have been honored with nominations for the 57th annual Grammy Awards. Nominees, including Anna…