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CSO Radio: Jaap van Zweden and Denis Kozhukhin

This week, guest conductor Jaap van Zweden leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a program book-ended by two Wagner preludes. In…

Happy birthday, Kathleen Battle!

Wishing a very happy seventieth birthday to the remarkable soprano Kathleen Battle! She has appeared with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on…

In a ‘Melancholy’ mood: John Bruce Yeh lauds works of James Stephenson

A few years ago, John Bruce Yeh discovered the music of James Stephenson and became so enamored with it that…

Kim Novak on ‘Vertigo,’ Hitchcock and her farewell to Hollywood

“Blondes make the best victims,” Alfred Hitchcock once observed. “They’re like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints.” What…

The Williams/Spielberg creative partnership remains a match of the titans

Steven Spielberg picked up the phone at his Universal Studios office. “You gotta get over here!” Martin Scorsese breathlessly told him….

James Conlon returns to one of his favorite summer venues — Ravinia

Though James Conlon marked the finale of his 10-year tenure as music director of the Ravinia Festival with a triumphant…

Marin Alsop and Vasily Petrenko recall early experiences of Beethoven

Though the Ravinia Festival joins the world in celebrating the centennial of Leonard Bernstein this season, three works by another…

At 60, RCA Victor’s Living Stereo imprint still going strong

In 1958, when the first stereo recordings were hitting the market, RCA Victor signed the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to its…

An enigma: How did Elgar manuscript turn on up ‘Antiques Roadshow’?

The latest riddle prompted by Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations: How did the manuscript of this iconic British orchestral work turn…

CSOA appoints Sheila Jones as its Director of Community Stewardship

Sheila Jones has been named as Director of Community Stewardship/African American Network by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association. The appointment,…