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CSOradio: Celebrating Jean Martinon

From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years Listen now on-demand! Jean Martinon—born on January 10, 1910—served as seventh music…

CSOradio: Biondi & Genaux

Listen now on-demand! In his debut as soloist and conductor, Fabio Biondi leads this all-Baroque program with his longtime collaborator,…

For Josh Jones, Percussion Scholarship Program was life-changing

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Percussion Scholarship Program, now in its 25th season, offers weekly percussion instruction on full scholarship to…

John Hagstrom trumpets bonds between military and orchestral music

Before veteran trumpet player John Hagstrom joined the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 1996, he spent six years honing his craft…

Chicago actor moves into a new realm for ‘The Soldier’s Tale’

When the Chicago Symphony Orchestra artistic staff asked James Earl Jones II about performing in Igor Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat…

Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson on the cusp of a rediscovery

For much of the history of classical music, European men dominated the compositional world. And the few women or people…

Composer Paola Prestini believes in ‘connecting through music’

Some composers hold full-time teaching posts. Others, like Thomas Adès or Esa-Pekka Salonen, maintain major conducting careers. But Paola Prestini…

Caroline Shaw turns a musical line into ‘a kind of a traffic pattern’

When Caroline Shaw — then a 30-year-old virtual unknown — became the youngest winner ever of the Pulitzer Prize for…

Jorge Federico Osorio thrilled to be back on stage

During a typical subscription season, Symphony Center Presents invites stellar artists from all over the world to perform on its…

Muti sends a message of hope with New Year’s Concert 2021

When he takes the podium for the New Year’s Concert 2021 with the Vienna Philharmonic, Riccardo Muti emphasizes that he…