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So, you want to be an intern?

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association offers a variety of internships in all departments, and we are always lucky to engage young, smart, and…

Riccardo Muti conducts Mussorgsky

Music Director Riccardo Muti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a program from the 2015 Symphony Ball. The program features Corigliano’s Campane…

One orchestra to lead them all: The CSO takes on ‘LOTR’ trilogy

What could make 10 hours of elves, dwarves, hobbits and orcs even better? A live symphony orchestra, of course. The…

A force of nature: Krzysztof Urbański owes his U.S. break to a volcano

Polish-born conductor Krzysztof Urbański owes his American breakthrough to an erupting volcano. After making his U.S. debut in April 2010 with…

A tale of two cities and one transformative conductor, Michael Stern

Michael Stern has devoted much of his conducting career to orchestras in two cities — Kansas City, Mo., and Germantown,…

Conductor Steven Reineke makes it his mission to promote pops

Although the Boston Pops Orchestra dates to 1885, it was Arthur Fiedler’s celebrated tenure as conductor from 1930 through 1979…

One nation, under Jean: How Sibelius gave voice to music of Finland

At a few crucial points in human history, musicians and composers have found themselves playing outsized roles in world politics….

In historic concerts, Muti uses music to bridge two civilizations

Riccardo Muti, music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, made history over the weekend with his Paths of Friendship concerts…

Sir Georg Solti + CSO = 108

During Sir Georg Solti‘s tenure as eighth music director (1969–1991) and music director laureate (1991–1997), he and the Chicago Symphony…

Music for a solar eclipse, CSO style

As the United States prepares for the first solar eclipse to cross the entire Lower 48 in almost a century,…