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Philadelphia Orchestra appoints Erina Yashima as its assistant conductor

Erina Yashima, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Sir Georg Solti Conducting Apprentice, has been appointed as assistant conductor to the Philadelphia Orchestra….

CSO Radio: Bernard Haitink and Paul Lewis

This week, Bernard Haitink returns to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to lead Bruckner’s Symphony No. 6 and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto…

Opera-themed programs take a leading role at Symphony Center this season

Opera isn’t just for the opera stage. Symphony orchestras in the United States and abroad have long performed operatic overtures…

Building a case for the primacy of Igor Stravinsky

For music scholar Maureen Carr, there is no doubt: Igor Stravinsky is the most important composer of the 20th century. The…

Mezzo mixes Baroque arias and American standards on ‘Songplay’

Joyce DiDonato kicks up her heels on “Songplay” (Erato), an album of Italian Baroque arias, jazz ballads and highlights from…

Mitsuko Uchida regards Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 as pivotal

Acclaimed for her interpretations of works by Schubert, Schumann and Beethoven, pianist Mitsuko Uchida is especially revered for her Mozart…