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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…

CSO Radio: Susanna Mälkki conducts Sheherazade

Susanna Mälkki returns to Orchestra Hall to lead the Chicago Symphony Orchestra through a diverse concert that features violinists Gil…

Symphony Center celebrates the season with a winter wonderland of music

Though the summer weather outside is not so delightful, soon the seasons will change, and the holidays will be upon…

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…

Rafael Payare returns with a double dose of Brahms and Beethoven

Venezuelan-born conductor Rafael Payare, music director of the San Diego Symphony, has followed a similar path to that of his…

The versatile Paulo Szot eager to reprise his role in Bernstein’s ‘Mass’

Brazilian baritone Paulo Szot has made musical variety the hallmark of his career. He has performed with Liza Minnelli and…

Leonard Slatkin moves on to the next phase of his artistic life

After stints at the helms of three major orchestras, Leonard Slatkin is enjoying the slower-paced life of a guest conductor….

Movie music turns into a box-office blockbuster for American orchestras

From the New York Philharmonic to the Kansas City Symphony, dozens of American orchestras have made movie music a part…

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…

Opera star Ryan Speedo Green grateful for a second chance in life

That bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green avoided a life of downward mobility was an accomplishment in itself. That the bass-baritone, who…