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CSO Radio: Robert Chen leads Mozart

This week, concertmaster Robert Chen leads the CSO in an all-Mozart program including Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Violin Concerto No. 3,…

Riccardo Muti’s latest book, ‘My Journey Into Music,’ now available

The catalog of published works by Riccardo Muti has gained a new volume: L’infinito tra le note: Il mio viaggio nella…

‘Portrait in Four Movements’: Andrew Patner on a quartet of CSO maestros

He was one of the most avid chroniclers of modern Chicago Symphony Orchestra history. Now, four years after his untimely…

Building a case for the primacy of Igor Stravinsky

For music scholar Maureen Carr, there is no doubt: Igor Stravinsky is the most important composer of the 20th century. The…

Plácido Domingo and Pablo Sáinz Villegas team up for ‘Volver’

For his debut disc on Sony Classical, Spanish-born guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas paired up with classical music world’s reigning superstar,…

Negaunee Music Institute’s song projects help to forge a way forward

When Riccardo Muti was named music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 2009, he made it clear he wanted…

Embracing eclecticism: On baseball and programming

Riccardo Muti once famously threw out the first pitch at a Chicago Cubs game. Surprisingly, the Maestro used his left…

Emil de Cou believes movie scores help break down barriers in concert halls

Live-action movie soundtracks have rebooted the orchestra pops concert just in time, Emil de Cou believes. De Cou, who will…

For SCP Jazz concert, icon Jon Faddis presents a gathering of trumpets

When Jon Faddis brings on three more trumpeters to join his quartet at Symphony Center, sparks should fly, but don’t expect…

Opera remains the first love for conductor Simone Young

Although Australian conductor Simone Young is rooted in both the operatic and symphonic worlds, she got her start as a…