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Music Director Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra 2011 European Tour

Martha Gilmer on the best seat in the house

Vladimir Horowitz announced he would play a recital at Orchestra Hall on May 12, 1974, with a tiny classified ad in a local newspaper. I was a freshman piano major at Northwestern University. The ne...
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Gerard McBurney on his journey ‘beyond the score’

In an interview with the British online magazine Sinfini Music, Gerard McBurney, the CSO’s artistic programming adviser, talks about the evolution of audience development efforts, including the ...
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Summer Intensive

A grateful goodbye to Martha Gilmer

At the end of September, Martha Gilmer, the Chicago Symphony...
Yo-Yo Ma (far right), Judson and Joyce Green Judson Creative Consultant of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Renée Fleming, creative consultant for Lyric Opera of Chicago, lead students at Benito Juárez Community Academy in an informal performance. | Photo: John T. Merkle

Yo-Yo Ma, Renée Fleming voice their support for arts educat...

Classical music titans Yo-Yo Ma and Renée Fleming joined Ch...
Jeff Alexander, incoming president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association. | Photo credit: East Side Epix Studios

Jeff Alexander of Vancouver Symphony named CSO president

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association has appointed Jef...
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Farewell to legendary tenor Carlo Bergonzi

Symphony Center joins the world in mourning the death of the...
Pablo Heras-Casado, at the Metropolitan Opera, 2013. | Photo by Francisco Sanchez

Pablo Heras-Casado appointed to post at Spain’s Teatro...

Pablo Heras-Casado, a regular guest conductor with the Chica...
Mason Bates | Todd Rosenberg Photography

Mason Bates joins faculty of San Francisco Conservatory of M...

Mason Bates, Mead co-composer in residence of the Chicago Sy...
Christopher Hogwood

Christopher Hogwood, a titan of the early music movement, di...

Symphony Center joins the world in mourning the loss of Chri...
Leonard Slatkin

Checking in with Leonard Slatkin

Leonard Slatkin, who led the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in A...