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Henryk Wieniawski and Theodore Thomas

In 1891, Theodore Thomas founded the Chicago Orchestra and served as its first music director for nearly fourteen years. But…

CSO Radio: Esa-Pekka Salonen and Daniel Barenboim

On this week’s program, Esa-Pekka Salonen leads the CSO in Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Haydn and Schoenberg’s tone…

Fun facts about ‘Home Alone,’ a holiday favorite

Despite its humble origins, the comedy “Home Alone” (1990) spawned three sequels, introduced slang into the American lexicon, and over…

For CSO at the Movies maestro Kaufman, ‘it’s all in the preparation’

How does a conductor lead an orchestra in the performance of a live movie score? It’s bit like the “how…

Six CSO retirees to receive the Theodore Thomas Medallion

Six recently retired Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians will receive the Theodore Thomas Medallion for Distinguished Service. Named for Theodore Thomas…

Daniel Gingrich named the CSO’s honorary principal horn for life

Daniel Gingrich, longtime member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra horn section, has received a surprise tribute — from none other…

Ravinia releases details of the CSO’s 2020 season

Tributes marking the centennial of the 19th Amendment, the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth and the milestone birthdays of classical-music…

Symphony Center artists nominated for this year’s Grammy Awards

Several artists with Symphony Center Presents or CSO Main concerts this season are among the nominees for the 62nd Grammy…

Jessye Norman receives an all-star send-off at the Met Opera

Luminaries of the classical music world gathered on the stage of New York’s Metropolitan Opera on Sunday, Nov. 24, to…

The CSO’s Yuan-Qing Yu feels a connection to modern music

After Yuan-Qing Yu had been a member of the Houston Symphony for just three months, a second violin position came…