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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…


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…

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…

Leif Ove Andsnes in a scene from the documentary "Concerto — A Beethoven Journey."

‘Concerto — A Beethoven Journey’ with Leif Ove Andsnes opens at the Film Center

In the same week that he brings the complete Brahms Piano Quartets to Symphony Center, Leif Ove Andsnes will make…

9/17/15 8:29:29 PM -- Chicago Symphony Orchestra 125th Year.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, Conductor 

Liszt From the Cradle to the Grave
Mozart Symphony No. 40
Beethoven Symphony No. 5 -

. © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2015

Stefán Ragnar Höskuldsson appointed as the CSO’s principal flute

Stefán Ragnar Höskuldsson has been appointed as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s principal flute, effective May 30. Riccardo Muti, CSO music…


Excellent! Yo-Yo Ma gets ‘Bach’ to ‘The Simpsons’

Capping off a celebratory 60th birthday week, superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma appeared on the Oct. 11 episode of the long-running…

3/19/15 8:39:23 PM -- Chicago, IL, USA
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, Conductor
Yo-Yo Ma Cello
. © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2015

Yo-Yo Ma looks at life from the vantage point of 60

After turning 60 on Oct. 7, Yo-Yo Ma has made the media rounds, with appearances on “Late Night With Stephen…


CSO Lullaby Project video wins a Chicago/Midwest Emmy

A video of the CSO’s Lullaby Project, an undertaking of the CSO’s Negaunee Music Institute, received honors at the 57th…

Radu Lupu

Kirill Gerstein pens a salute to another great pianist, Radu Lupu

Radu Lupu, who just celebrated his 70th birthday on Nov. 30, “is far more than a great pianist,” writes Kirill…

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…