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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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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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…

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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…

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…

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…

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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…