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Riccardo Muti and Mitsuko Uchida

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

‘Our Maud Powell’

On August 22, 2017, we will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of the extraordinary American violinist and musician…

Jason Moran revisits the works of Charles Mingus for ‘New Fables’

Composer-pianist Jason Moran knows no bounds, and he’s been that way from the start. When he was only 24, he recorded…

Yo-Yo Ma expresses pride of place: ‘It’s about people’

Yo-Yo Ma, the CSO’s Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant, talks about civic pride in an interview with Crain’s Chicago…

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…

Edward Gardner eager to make his long-anticipated CSO debut

As major international conducting posts open in the next few years, don’t be surprised to find Edward Gardner listed among…

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…

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….