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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,…


Bernstein’s ‘Crescendo!’ booked for two dates at the Film Center

Since it began in 1976, Venezuela’s innovative youth-orchestra program, El Sistema, has proven to be not only a highly successful…


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…

2/26/15 10:08:12 PM 
Chicago Symphony Orchestra 
Maestro Riccardo Muti, Conductor

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 (Pathétique)

 © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2015

Single tickets for all CSO events, including just-announced ‘Raiders,’ on sale

Single tickets for all events presented by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association in the 2015-16 season will go on sale…


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…


How the CSO and Mahler might make lawn-mowing go faster

If you could hire a music expert to program a soundtrack for your life — with just the right song…


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…

12/14/14 1:42:37 PM 
Musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra 

Chicago Symphony Chorus

Duain Wolfe Conductor
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…