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CSOradio: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Firsts

From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years Tune in to WFMT 98.7 or stream online at wfmt.com Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at…

CSOradio: Riccardo Muti conducts Brahms’ Double Concerto

Listen now on demand! On this week’s program, Riccardo Muti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Brahms’ Double Concerto featuring…

Muti’s concerts hailed as triumph during Salzburg Festival’s centenary

The eyes of the classical music world all fell on Salzburg, Austria, this past weekend as Riccardo Muti conducted the…

Overture Council president finds opportunities in time of crisis

As John Dunson prepares for the second season of his two-year term as president of the Overture Council, the Chicago…

Five CSO musicians select their favorite soloists

Thousands of classical musicians have made their living as itinerant soloists, performing recitals and joining orchestras in concertos. Some like…

My Favorite CSO: Alexander Hanna

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s commercial recording legacy began on May 1, 1916, when second music director Frederick Stock led the…

My Favorite CSO: Keith Buncke

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s commercial recording legacy began on May 1, 1916, when second music director Frederick Stock led the…

My Favorite CSO: David Cooper

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s commercial recording legacy began on May 1, 1916, when second music director Frederick Stock led the…

Gene Pokorny and pals in a tuba ‘first’: Elgar’s ‘Nimrod’

An open letter from Gene Pokorny, principal tuba of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra: I am so looking forward to introducing…

In Italy, two Muti concerts honor heroes of culture and COVID-19

Having completed his annual residency at the Salzburg Festival in late August, Riccardo Muti returned to his native Italy to…