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John Malkovich to appear with CSO and Muti in ‘Lincoln Portrait’ in April

Acclaimed actor and Illinois native John Malkovich will join the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, under Riccardo Muti, in Copland’s Lincoln Portrait in…

CSO Radio: Juraj Valčuha and Christian Tetzlaff

This week’s radio broadcast celebrates the new year with a program featuring conductor Juraj Valčuha and violinist Christian Tetzlaff. Valčuha…

Beyond the Score: Edward Elgar’s ‘Enigma’ Variations

One evening, the great English composer Edward Elgar sat down at his piano to improvise. “That’s a good tune,” said…

A bounty of new releases featuring Riccardo Muti now available

Riccardo Muti, music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, has recorded for many of the major classical-music labels: EMI, Decca,…

Jaap van Zweden wishes for Wagner and gets a bit of ‘Lohengrin’

For classical-music fans, especially followers of the New York Philharmonic, Feb. 13 will be a big day. That’s when the…

SCP/CSO guest artists are among this year’s Grammy nominees

More than a dozen artists performing this season at Symphony Center are among the nominees for the 60th annual Grammy Awards, announced…

Annual CSO Brass concert salutes the section’s distinguished legacy

Michael Mulcahy considers himself a lucky man. As a boy in Sydney, Australia, he was crazy about sports and hoped…

In Japan, Beethoven’s Ninth heralds the holiday season

Many classical music masterworks have become associated with the yuletide season: Handel’s Messiah, Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker or Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols….

John Beasley on Thelonious Monk: ‘It’s genius music’

For his latest project, pianist, composer and arranger John Beasley celebrates the legacy of jazz visionary Thelonious Monk, whose centennial…

Pianist Igor Levit wins the 2018 Gilmore Artist Award

Congratulations go to pianist Igor Levit, winner of the $300,000 Gilmore Artist Award, one of classical music’s most illustrious prizes….