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CSO Radio: James Gaffigan conducts Bernstein, Barber and Rachmaninov

Guest conductor James Gaffigan leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in the Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront, Leonard Bernstein’s only…

CSOA appoints Sheila Jones as its Director of Community Stewardship

Sheila Jones has been named as Director of Community Stewardship/African American Network by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association. The appointment,…

Rush Hour Concerts offer ‘great music for busy lives’

Rush Hour Concerts, the annual summer series founded by Deborah Sobol in 2000, offers free, half-hour chamber performances that, as…

Missy Mazzoli named as the CSO’s next Mead Composer-in-Residence

Missy Mazzoli, whose acclaimed works, including three operas, have propelled her to the forefront of contemporary music, will be the…

Muti brings a message of unity to Roads of Friendship concerts

Neither rain nor cold could keep Riccardo Muti and his combined musical forces from the 22nd annual Roads of Friendship concerts…

On 50th anniversary of his debut, Muti leads ‘Macbeth’ at Maggio Musicale

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of his professional conducting debut, Riccardo Muti will lead two performances on July 11 and…

Marin Alsop and Vasily Petrenko recall early experiences of Beethoven

Though the Ravinia Festival joins the world in celebrating the centennial of Leonard Bernstein this season, three works by another…

Dalton and Ionescu honored at the annual CSO musicians’ luncheon

Since 1963, the League of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association has celebrated the CSO’s much-cherished musicians. Last month was no…

Take 10: The Overture Council at its 10-year anniversary

In the fall of 2007, not long after the first iPhone hit the market, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association senior…

An enigma: How did Elgar manuscript turn on up ‘Antiques Roadshow’?

The latest riddle prompted by Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations: How did the manuscript of this iconic British orchestral work turn…