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Riccardo Muti, the Maestro among maestros: 50 years and counting

FLORENCE, Italy — It is high summer: the air buzzes with the song of cicadas and the streets are teeming…

CSO Radio: Remembering Frederick Stock

Frederick Stock served as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s second music director for thirty-seven years—from 1905 until 1942—longer than any other. He…

Daniel Barenboim affirms his deep affection and bond to the CSO

In the 12 years since Daniel Barenboim stepped down as music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, many milestones have…

Verdi’s Requiem, says soprano Vittoria Yeo, requests ‘peace for all of us’

Riccardo Muti has played an integral role in the career of South Korean soprano Vittoria Yeo. In 2015, she made…

Barenboim returns to a former home with ‘Má vlast’ (‘My Homeland’)

For more than 30 years, Daniel Barenboim was a major presence at the Chicago Symphony, first as a superstar pianist…

Reginald R. Robinson salutes an early influence, James Reese Europe

Chicago-based pianist-composer Reginald R. Robinson, a leading contemporary champion of ragtime, pays homage to one of the genre’s earliest originators…

Institute to promote diversity through Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Negaunee Music Institute is one of seven local arts groups dedicated to increasing diversity in classical…

Opera-themed programs take a leading role at Symphony Center this season

Opera isn’t just for the opera stage. Symphony orchestras in the United States and abroad have long performed operatic overtures…

Why the vastly underrated master Carl Nielsen is my role model

I am a composer, but that is not my “day job.” While I am always in the process of composing…

‘Riccardo Muti Conducts Italian Masterworks’ out next on CSO Resound

“Riccardo Muti Conducts Italian Masterworks,” featuring concerts recorded live in June 2017, is the latest release by the Chicago Symphony…