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Friday only: Buy one, get one free

It’s rare outside Vienna that concertgoers might hear two hometown orchestras in two historic halls in just one day. And Chicago gets the opportunity this Friday. In a happy confluence of spring and...
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Strauss, reflecting on his artistic life, in ‘Metamorphosen’

Richard Strauss' Metamorphosen, which the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will perform May 15-17, is in many ways a subtle tribute to the German artistry that the composer worshipped. The elegiac opus for...
Eugene_Izotov

Eugene Izotov recalls his personal bond to Strauss’ Ob...

Eugene Izotov, principal oboe of the Chicago Symphony Orches...
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‘Four Last Songs,’ Strauss’ farewell to li...

Richard Strauss didn’t live to hear his Four Last Songs pe...
Afterworks Masterworks

Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto, ‘a little masterpiece...

Although Mozart may have written as many as five bassoon con...
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Life, washing away with the ceaseless tide, in Britten’...

Benjamin Britten set Peter Grimes, his first major opera, in...
18thcentorchestra

The CSO gives its first performances of two 18th-century sym...

Although the Chicago Symphony Orchestra has performed music ...
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A salute to Charles Ives, an American original

If you drive down any road in rural America — it doesnR...
pulcinella design by Picasso

‘Pulcinella,’ Stravinsky’s ‘discover...

While the term “neo-classical” serves as highly useful s...
SteinwayBoard

How to get to Orchestra Hall? Press ‘Up’

Symphony Center hosts plenty of piano supporters. Front and ...