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SCP Jazz Series salutes the genre’s greats throughout 2016-17

Tributes to Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Oscar Peterson and Jazz at 100 are among the programs scheduled for…

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For jazz bassist John Patittuci, it all sounds familial

When John Patitucci frames the story of how he became one of hottest bass players in the business, it’s a group shot, not a self-portrait. He’s performed with Herbie Hancock, Stan Getz, Pat Metheny, Wynton Marsalis, Chick Corea. And now, with Wayne Shorter.

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At 85, Cuba’s Omara Portuondo remains at the peak of her vocal powers

Cuba’s Omara Portuondo, who’s affectionately known as “La Diva, La Reina and La Chica Mas Sexy,” always puts the accent…

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Jazz legend Wayne Shorter still going in unexpected directions

Wayne Shorter was reminiscing about his first gig in Chicago … 1959, at the Cloister Inn, with Art Blakey. June…

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Cleveland’s Franz Welser-Möst believes ‘there’s nothing like competition’

Not that long ago, Franz Welser-Möst was the new kid on the block, after his appointment at just age 38…

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At 75, Joan Baez still offering a message of hope with ‘Gracias a la Vida’

“Gracias a la Vida” is a signature song for Joan Baez. It’s often performed toward the end of her concerts,…

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‘Prairie Home’ host Chris Thile declares ‘I love this gig so much’

When Chris Thile returns to Symphony Center, he will appear in a new guise: host of the long-running radio show…

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Yefim Bronfman makes a case for Prokofiev as master of piano sonata

Who is the most important composer of piano sonatas since Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert? Sergei Prokofiev might, at…

10/12/10 10:06:05 PM  Symphony Center Presents 
Mariinsky Orchestra with Maestro Valery Gergiev
and solo pianist Denis Matsuev       

Rachmaninov  Piano Concerto No. 3
Shostakovich  Symphony No. 15


piano © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2010

SCP Orchestra series brings the world’s finest ensembles to Symphony Center

A few years ago, Gramophone magazine boldly presented its ranking of the world’s top 20 symphony orchestras. On that exclusive…

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Ann Hampton Callaway applauds Sarah Vaughan in song

Long a fan of The Divine One, vocalist Ann Hampton Callaway offered an even more tangible homage to the great…

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Jazz vocalist Kurt Elling finds himself on another ‘Upward Spiral’

When vocalist Kurt Elling, a lifelong Chicagoan, moved his family to New York City in 2008, it wasn’t an easy…