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Happy birthday, Kathleen Battle!

Wishing a very happy seventieth birthday to the remarkable soprano Kathleen Battle! She has appeared with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on…

CSO Radio: Jaap van Zweden and Denis Kozhukhin

This week, guest conductor Jaap van Zweden leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a program book-ended by two Wagner preludes. In…

Single tickets available Aug. 10 for all CSO/SCP concerts

To complement its classical-music schedule, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association annually programs hundreds of concerts, including performances of jazz, world…

Theodore Thomas and his Orchestra in the 1870s

You never know what might arrive in the mail. A few days ago, we received a package from our friends…

Complete schedule of concerts for a Season of Peace

Throughout the 2018-19 season, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association and Symphony Center Presents will offer programming with timeless messages of…

CSO to observe centennial of 1918 Armistice with special programming

To mark the centennial of the 1918 Armistice, which ended World War I, then regarded as “the war to end…

Riccardo Muti leads the ultimate opera master class at Ravenna

RAVENNA, Italy — It is Day 2 at the fourth Riccardo Muti Italian Opera Academy, and four young conductors are…

Williams’ score for ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ pays homage to classic serials

The movie opens with the Paramount Pictures mountain centered on a backdrop of clouds rolling across the screen. The logo…

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