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Happy birthday, Michael Gielen!

Wishing a very happy birthday to Michael Gielen, celebrating his ninetieth on July 20, 2017! Read more: Happy birthday, Michael…

Emmanuel Krivine and Denis Kozhukhin

Emmanuel Krivine marks his Chicago Symphony Orchestra debut on today’s program, conducting the music of Liszt, Prokofiev and Dvořák. He is joined…

Juraj Valčuha set to make his CSO debut with works ‘By Strauss’

Debut engagements with major orchestras are obviously key for any up-and-coming conductor, but even more important are second visits. First…

Manfred Honeck conveys the challenges of performing Mozart

Ask listeners to cite the most challenging works for orchestras, and they might mention Igor Stravinsky’s once-revolutionary ballet The Rite…

Jason Moran revisits the works of Charles Mingus for ‘New Fables’

Composer-pianist Jason Moran knows no bounds, and he’s been that way from the start. When he was only 24, he recorded…

Melinda Wagner returns to Chicago with ‘Proceed, Moon’

By any reasonable definition, composer Melinda Wagner is an East Coaster. She was born in Philadelphia and earned her doctorate in…

Yo-Yo Ma expresses pride of place: ‘It’s about people’

Yo-Yo Ma, the CSO’s Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant, talks about civic pride in an interview with Crain’s Chicago…

Inon Barnatan approaches another milestone, his debut with the CSO

When the New York Philharmonic chose Inon Barnatan as its first artist-in-association, the appointment was and was not a surprise….

Cue the shrieking violins; it’s time for some ‘Psycho’ trivia

Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” (1960), next up in the CSO at the Movies series on May 26, changed the course of…

Edward Gardner eager to make his long-anticipated CSO debut

As major international conducting posts open in the next few years, don’t be surprised to find Edward Gardner listed among…