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Muti talks about ’20-21 season, also ‘Cavalleria rusticana,’ on WDCB-FM

An all-new, two-part broadcast interview with Riccardo Muti, music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, aired Jan. 26 and will…

CSO Radio: Riccardo Muti conducts Shostakovich’s ‘Babi Yar’

This week, music director Riccardo Muti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 13 (Babi Yar) featuring soloist Alexey Tikhomirov…

CSO Resound release of Shostakovich’s ‘Babi Yar’ available Jan. 17

Jan. 17 is the release date for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s latest recording, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 13 (Babi Yar), with Music…

Dinah Jacobs seeks to ‘help build a stronger CSO’ with sponsored chair

For some people, music forms a powerful thread that can be traced through an entire lifetime; Dinah Jacobs is a…

Jordi Savall continues to advance the cause of the Iberian Baroque

When Jordi Savall graduated from the Barcelona Conservatory of Music in 1965, performances of music predating Mozart or Haydn were…

Orchestra or opera? Sir Andrew Davis loves them both

Lyric Opera of Chicago created something of a stir when it announced that longtime music director and principal conductor Sir…

Mezzo sings the praises of Mascagni’s ‘Cavalleria rusticana’

Mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili, who sings the role of Santuzza in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s concert presentations of Mascagni’s “Cavalleria rusticana”…

The Chieftains to wave farewell with ‘The Irish Goodbye’

After leading Irish folk supergroup The Chieftains for nearly six decades, from the early years of toiling in obscurity to…

You must remember this: The best lines from ‘Casablanca’

“Casablanca” (14942), Michael Curtiz’s wartime romance, with Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid, seemingly has more quotable lines than…

Marin Alsop appointed as chief conductor and curator of the Ravinia Festival

Marin Alsop has been named chief conductor and curator of the Ravinia Festival, effective with the 2020 season. The position was…