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CSO Percussion Jim Ross plays the CSO's offstage bells during Berlioz's “Symphonie fantastique.”

CSOradio: Liszt & Berlioz

From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years Listen now on-demand! It’s almost Halloween! Mussorgsky’s A Night on Bald Mountain…

CSOradio: Muti & Fray

Listen now on-demand! On this week’s program, Riccardo Muti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3…

NMI’s Notes for Peace joins local and global peace initiatives

As the International Day of Peace is observed on Sept. 21, the Negaunee Music Institute at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra…

Backstage at the CSO: Senior Content Editor Gerald Virgil

For more than 20 years, Gerald Virgil has played a key role in producing the high-quality program books read by…

Gene Pokorny and pals in a tuba ‘first’: Elgar’s ‘Nimrod’

An open letter from Gene Pokorny, principal tuba of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra: I am so looking forward to introducing…

In the groove: four CSO musicians explain their fondness for vinyl

Although streaming sites such as Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal and Deezer now dominate the music-recording industry, physical releases have not…

Overture Council president finds opportunities in time of crisis

As John Dunson prepares for the second season of his two-year term as president of the Overture Council, the Chicago…

My Favorite CSO: Oto Carrillo

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s commercial recording legacy began on May 1, 1916, when second music director Frederick Stock led the…

My Favorite CSO: Michael Henoch

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s commercial recording legacy began on May 1, 1916, when second music director Frederick Stock led the…

A composer whose life seemed torn from an adventure novel

Long before composers spent their non-composing hours in university classrooms or chasing down commissions and grants, many carried on lives…