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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…

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 -

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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
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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…

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…


Violinist Augustin Hadelich wins the inaugural Warner Music Prize

Violinist Augustin Hadelich has won the first-ever Warner Music Prize, a new classical music award. Launched by the American-based recording company…


Yo-Yo Ma stops ‘The Late Show’ with musical interludes — and a birthday bash

Though he turns 60 on Oct. 7, superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma received an early birthday celebration Monday on “The Late…

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Favorite music of Pope Francis — as performed by the CSO

As the world knows, Pope Francis, the first Latin American pontiff — and a noted classical music aficionado — landed…

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…