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Ravinia’s 2017 CSO bill brings Levine, Lang Lang and ‘Lord of the Rings’

Returns by favorites James Levine, Lang Lang, Joshua Bell and Christopher Eschenbach are among the highlights of the Ravinia Festival’s…


Anna Clyne named unanimous winner of 2016 Hindemith Prize

Anna Clyne, former composer-in-residence of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, has won this year’s Hindemith Prize. Awarded annually by Germany’s Schleswig-Holstein Music…


Three international sensations join SCP lineup for 2017-18

Three international music phenomenons have been added to the 2017-18 Symphony Center Presents schedule: from Mexico, Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán…


Farewell to Don José ‘Pepe’ Martínez of Mariachi Vargas

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra family extends its condolences on the death of Don José “Pepe” Martínez, the longtime music director…


Ravinia Festival appoints James Levine as conductor laureate

Twenty-five years after he stepped down as music director, James Levine will return to the Ravinia Festival as conductor laureate…

6/14/16 12:49:04 PM --   Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Unveiling of the Fritz Reiner bust.  © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2016

Muti unveils bust of Fritz Reiner, ‘who made the CSO a legend’

Music Director Riccardo Muti presided over the unveiling June 14 of a new bronze bust of Fritz Reiner, which now holds pride…

12/18/15 8:48:33 PM -- Chicago Symphony Orchestra 125th Year.

 CSO’s Merry Merry Chicago with The von Trapps

© Todd Rosenberg Photography 2015

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

Though the weather outside is sultry, soon the seasons will change and the holidays will be upon us, as carols…

Opening Night at Symphony Center

Single tickets on sale Aug. 12 for all CSO/SCP concerts

Along with classical music, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association annually presents hundreds of concerts, including jazz, world music and new music,…

10/13/14 4:07:50 PM 

© Todd Rosenberg Photography

Yo-Yo Ma extends contract while CSO marks fifth year of record ticket sales

Yo-Yo Ma, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant since 2010, has agreed to a contract extension…


Farewell to Allen Toussaint, godfather of New Orleans roots music

Allen Toussaint, one of the greatest exponents of New Orleans music, in all its many forms, died of a heart…

11/3/16 10:19:10 PM 
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
James Levine Conductor

Mozart Symphony No. 31 (Paris)
Schoenberg Five Pieces for Orchestra
Berlioz Symphonie fantastique

© Todd Rosenberg Photography 2016

James Levine flies the ‘W’ after a ‘fantastique’ return

In a week full of milestones — the Cubs’ first World Series title since 1908 AND the return of a…