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CSO Radio: Semyon Bychkov and Edward Gardner

This week, two conductors take the stage at Orchestra Hall. First, we hear Semyon Bychkov lead Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony. Later…

The CSO appoints David Cooper as its principal horn

David Cooper has been named as principal horn of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, effective July 8. His appointment was announced June…

‘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…

Bernstein’s ‘Mass’ to be filmed at Ravinia for a future TV broadcast

Ravinia’s encore presentation July 20 of Leonard Bernstein’s massive musical Mass, with 200 artists on stage, including the Chicago Symphony…

The score that could have been a contender: Bernstein’s ‘On the Waterfront’

“On the Waterfront” (1954), Elia Kazan’s Oscar-winning drama about organizational and individual corruption, changed the course of American cinema forever….

‘Ghostbusters’ soundtrack remixed and remastered for 35th anniversary

To mark the film’s 35th anniversary, Sony has reissued “Ghostbusters: Original Motion Picture Score,” featuring music by Oscar-winning composer Elmer…

The Bernstein bonanza rolls on with a salute to his music theater works

During his lifetime, Leonard Bernstein fiercely opposed the attempts of others to pigeonhole him or his music. “I would say…

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…

Ken-David Masur named principal conductor of the Civic Orchestra

Ken-David Masur has been appointed as principal conductor of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, effective with the start of the…

Latino Alliance celebrates summer with a party for CSO volunteers

The CSO Latino Alliance marked its upcoming fifth anniversary with a Volunteer Appreciation Party, a cocktail reception and performance, on…