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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,…


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…


Two decades later, John Williams roars to No. 1 with ‘Jurassic Park’

Congratulations to Symphony Center favorite John Williams, whose theme for the film “Jurassic Park” (1993) has scored the top spot…

Paul Freeman

Farewell to Maestro Paul Freeman, a classical music pioneer

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra family mourns the death of Chicago Sinfonietta founder and music director emeritus Paul Freeman, acclaimed worldwide…


Martinon/CSO 10-disc set now available domestically

“Jean Martinon: The Complete CSO Recordings,” released earlier this year but available only in Europe and Japan, goes on sale…


Farewell to Ornette Coleman, the godfather of free jazz

Jazz legend Ornette Coleman, who died June 11 of a heart attack at age 85, performed at many Chicago venues…

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Welcome Yule

 © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2014

If you need a little Christmas (right now), Symphony Center is the place

Though the weather outside is balmy, soon it will be yuletide, and holiday carols will go ringing through the rafters…


Dawn Gingrich appointed as concertmaster of Orchestra Iowa

Kudos to another member of the Gingrich family: Dawn Gingrich has been named concertmaster of Orchestra Iowa. The daughter of…

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…

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,…


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…