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CSO Radio: John Storgårds and Gil Shaham

Guest conductor John Storgårds makes his debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra leading his fellow countryman Jean Sibelius’s First Symphony,…

Jennifer Higdon wins 2018 Nemmers Prize in Music Composition

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon has been awarded the 2018 Nemmers Prize in Music Composition, bestowed by Northwestern University’s Bienen…

Principal harp Sarah Bullen serves as ‘an ambassador for the instrument’

When she was about 5 years old, Sarah Bullen attended a harp recital and immediately realized it was the instrument…

For ’18 Ravinia residency, CSO to be led by Dudamel, Alsop, Conlon

For its 2018 summer residency at the Ravinia Festival, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will perform 15 concerts from July 12…

Erina Yashima to remain Solti Apprentice for another season

Erina Yashima, the Sir Georg Solti Conducting Apprentice for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, will remain in her post for another season,…

The unsung legacies of composers Margaret Bonds and Florence Price

Though their names might have been forgotten in the march of time, composers Florence Price and Margaret Bonds share historic…

Annual impact of Loop arts totals $2.25 billion, new study reveals

Chicago is famous for its professional sports teams, including the Bears, Blackhawks and the Bulls, but another team is even…

His farewell to life: Mahler’s last symphony, the Ninth

In college, I can remember listening to Mahler’s Ninth Symphony with fellow students. At that time none of us knew…

National Alliance launched to foster diversity in U.S. orchestras

With the goal of increasing diversity in American orchestras, three arts organizations have created the National Alliance for Audition Support….

African-American Network recital celebrates the piano music of Haiti

The Montreal-based Société de Recherche et de Diffusion de la Musique Haïtienne promotes classical music, composers and performers of Haiti…