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Revisiting the CSO’s legacy of world and U.S. premieres

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s distinguished history began in 1891, when the city’s civic and business leaders invited conductor Theodore Thomas…

Jonathan Nott on ‘Ein Heldenleben’: ‘This is genuinely moving music’

Jonathan Nott, who will lead the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in concerts Jan. 6-9 featuring Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben, observes that only…

The CSO offers a season-long retrospective devoted to its legacy of premieres

The image on the cover of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s program book for September-October is a detail from the earliest…