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Lady Solti and James Gaffigan delight ‘Fall in Love With Music’ patrons

A mixture of artistic ambience, fabulous food and engaging entertainment made the annual fund-raiser “Fall in Love With Music” a…

Susanna Mälkki and Branford Marsalis

This week, Susanna Mälkki and Branford Marsalis join the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for a program with jazz and Spanish inspiration….

How a youth concert started conductor Thomas Wilkins on his career path

When the Boston Symphony Orchestra offered Thomas Wilkins the position of youth and family concerts conductor, he hesitated. “I thought,…

Masters of a dual role: conductors at the keyboard

Performing any piano concerto is a challenge on its own. But some keyboardists raise the stakes and conduct at the…

For his CSO debut, John Storgårds conducts works of fellow Scandinavians

Uncommon diversity defines the conducting posts of John Storgårds. The Finnish maestro is principal guest conductor of the BBC Philharmonic…

Samuel Barber’s concertos find their way into the standard repertoire

Call it the story of Samuel Barber’s rise and fall and rise again. Any top 10 of America’s most important…

Two of the ‘Big Five’ violin concertos set for the CSO’s 2017-18 season

Violinists and critics sometimes speak of the “Big Five” violin concertos, a list that typically includes the celebrated works in…

Broadway star Ashley Brown loves the sounds of the season

Although Ashley Brown made her name as a Broadway star, she also enjoys a parallel career as a soloist in…

San Francisco-based Chanticleer finds a loyal audience in Chicago

Given the bounty of masterworks devoted to Christmas and the popularity of the holiday, it’s hardly surprising that many vocal…

Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra eager for their Chicago return

It’s hard to believe, but 38 years have passed since the Minnesota Orchestra last appeared in Orchestra Hall. The highly…