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CSO Radio: Michael Tilson Thomas and Gautier Capuçon

On this week’s program, Michael Tilson Thomas leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in works by Stravinsky and Prokofiev, and he…

Happy birthday, Theodore Thomas!

Wishing a very happy birthday to our founder and first music director Theodore Thomas on the occasion of his 184th…

For pianist Rudolf Buchbinder, it all begins with Beethoven

Rudolf Buchbinder performs a wide range of music from J.S. Bach to present-day works, but one composer towers above all…

Once forgotten, Felix Mendelssohn’s works now back in favor

In the two decades before his death in 1847, Felix Mendelssohn reigned as Germany’s most famous composer, and he was…

Missy Mazzoli stays the course for her second season of MusicNOW

After an acclaimed inaugural season, Missy Mazzoli is back for seconds. For her sophomore year as Mead Composer-in-Residence and curator…

250 years after his birth, Beethoven and his music reign supreme

Earlier this summer, a substantial lock of Beethoven’s gray and dark brown hair, tied with a silk thread and preserved…

An affinity for percussion leads Avner Dorman to ‘Eternal Rhythm’

The 2019-20 season is stacking up to be a milestone experience for composer Avner Dorman, with three major ensembles, including…

Pianist Sunwook Kim believes Mendelssohn’s music is ‘full of charm’

Sunwook Kim still seems surprised he won the 2006 Leeds International Piano Competition when he was just 18. He was…

Riccardo Muti receives honorary degree from the University of Genoa

Riccardo Muti, music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, received an honorary degree in international sciences from the University of…

With his latest premiere, Bernard Rands explores the nature of dreams

Superstar rocker Elton John and Pulitzer Prize-winning classical composer Bernard Rands are not exactly musical soul mates. Along with being…