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Farewell to Andrew Patner, a great champion of the arts (updated)

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra family extends its condolences on the passing of Andrew Patner, critic at large for WFMT-FM and…

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…


Remembering Andrew Patner and ‘The Wagner Effect’

Andrew Patner liked to toss around words like “polymath.” Which, according to Webster’s, “is a person of wide-ranging knowledge or…


My friend Andrew Patner

Andrew Patner shared, and Andrew Patner connected, and Andrew Patner mentored. With the tragic news of the Chicago arts critic’s…

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…

CSO Principal Timpani David Herbert chats with fellow percussionist Vadim Karpinos before rehearsal.

CSO timpani principal chair to be endowed by the Clinton Family Fund

Bruce and Martha Clinton, along with members of The Clinton Family Fund, have pledged $2 million to endow the principal timpani…


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…

Ennio Morricone Volta Award

Ennio Morricone receives an Oscar-day musical marathon

Ennio Morricone, a favorite of Symphony Center audiences, and one of the film world’s most acclaimed composers, will be saluted…


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…

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Esa-Pekka Salonen appointed as NY Phil’s composer-in-residence

Esa-Pekka Salonen, a frequent guest conductor with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, has been named as composer-in-residence of the New York…


The CSO and the Civic among 60 Illinois groups to receive 2015 NEA grants

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is among 60 Illinois arts groups receiving 2015 grants from the National Endowment for the Arts….