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Happy birthday, Gwynne Howell!

Wishing a very happy eightieth birthday to the wonderful Welsh bass, Gwynne Howell, who has appeared with the Chicago Symphony…

CSO Radio: Riccardo Muti and Mitsuko Uchida

In this week’s program, Mitsuko Uchida returns to Orchestra Hall to perform Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto with Riccardo Muti and…

Riccardo Muti honored with a tribute on France Musique

To coincide with his concert May 17 with the Orchestre National de France, Riccardo Muti will receive a daylong salute…

Richard Gray, 1928-2018

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association notes with sorrow the passing of Richard Gray, a CSO Life Trustee, civic leader, philanthropist…

The League achieves four stars for its ‘Toast to John Williams’

Can you imagine John Williams, in person, conducting the world-renowned Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a concert of his film scores?…

CPS music educator reflects on his path to teaching, building a community

On Wednesday, May 30, at 7pm, musicians from the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Amundsen High School Orchestra, and Chappell Elementary…

For conductor Giovanni Antonini, it all began with the recorder

Most instrumental soloists who double as conductors tend to be pianists (Daniel Barenboim and Jeffrey Kahane) or violinists (Andrew Manze…

Haydn2032 aims to raise the profile of the Father of the Symphony

Despite a prolific career and pivotal role in the development of the symphony, string quartet and piano trio, Classical-era composer…

Icons front and center for the 25th anniversary season of SCP Jazz

For its 25th anniversary season, SCP Jazz Series once again will present the greatest artists of the genre, including Ahmad…

How Wagner’s ‘Tannhäuser’ helped to spark a Merrie Melodie

Set in medieval Germany, in a mythical realm called the Venusberg, Wagner’s Tannhäuser centers on the struggle between sacred and profane…