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Happy birthday, John Corigliano!

Wishing a very happy eightieth birthday to John Corigliano! The recipient of numerous honors—including a Pulitzer Prize, an Academy Award, the Grawemeyer…

CSO Radio: Riccardo Muti conducts ‘Ivan the Terrible’

In this week’s broadcast, Riccardo Muti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s first performances of Sergei Prokofiev’s Ivan the Terrible, a…

John Malkovich to appear with CSO and Muti in ‘Lincoln Portrait’ in April

Acclaimed actor and Illinois native John Malkovich will join the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, under Riccardo Muti, in Copland’s Lincoln Portrait in…

‘Stone Soup’ on tour: ‘Music is something you can do!’

On a typically sunny and unseasonably warm morning in West Palm Beach, Florida, four CSO musicians and a Chicago-based actor…

At Carnegie Hall, the CSO serves a veritable banquet of musical entrées

NEW YORK — The corridor walls just outside the auditorium of Carnegie Hall are lined with autographed scores from famous…

Strains of the sea flow throughout the CSO’s 2017-18 season

As in painting, poetry and every other art form, the power, mystery and majesty of the sea have inspired classical…

Jennifer Higdon confesses the CSO’s brass sound is ‘engrained in my DNA’

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon recalls the moment when she received a request to write a work for the Chicago…

Emmanuel Krivine returns to the CSO podium in March

After making his highly anticipated debut last season with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Emmanuel Krivine returns in March for…

For Gil Shaham, when it comes to encores, expect the unexpected

When Gil Shaham joined the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for four performances of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto last fall, he treated the…

CSO cellist Brant Taylor raises a toast to Pink Martini

Brant Taylor, a longtime Chicago Symphony Orchestra cellist, likes to recall his favorite crossover moment. For seven years, from 2002…