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Riccardo Muti caps his campaign to honor the legacy of Fritz Reiner

Anniversaries are by nature times to reflect on the past. For Riccardo Muti, the 10th music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the…

In 1908 World Series, ‘Crowds in Orchestra Hall Shout Madly as Cubs Win’

In 1908, before Chicago had a Wrigley Field, baseball fans watched the Cubs win the World Series — at Orchestra…

Always an adventure: Patrick Reynolds on 30 years as a CSO stagehand

It’s obvious that to have a great orchestra you need great players and a dynamic conductor. You also need dedicated…

Backstage at the CSO: audio engineer Charlie Post

Hidden down a corridor just behind the Orchestra Hall stage is a state-of-the-art recording studio where audio engineer Charlie Post…

Service with extra Bravo: The Symphony Store offers gifts in all genres

Looking for a one-of-a-kind gift for a music lover? Want to purchase the complete catalog of Chicago Symphony Orchestra recordings?…

Backstage at the CSO: house manager Charles Braico

Charles Braico thought he wanted to study journalism but he discovered he had a passion for the hospitality industry, so he switched his major. The change paid off. In 2012, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra hired Braico for the crucial post of house manager.

How to get to Orchestra Hall? Press ‘Up’

Symphony Center hosts plenty of piano supporters. Front and center, there’s none stronger and more steady than Orchestra Hall’s piano…

Backstage at the CSO: principal librarian Peter Conover

Ask Peter Conover about his duties as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s principal librarian, and he gives a well-rehearsed if apt…

‘Messiah’ puts a spotlight on chorus and its associate directors

As just the second director of the world-renowned Chicago Symphony Chorus since its founding by Margaret Hillis in 1957, Duain…

Throwback Thursday, Take 2: ‘Humoresque’ at Orchestra Hall

If you were intrigued by the CSO social media post about the silent film “Humoresque” (1920), which was screened at…

Throwback Thursday, Take 2: CSO at the Medinah Temple

The latest CSO Throwback Thursday photo post depicts Margaret Hillis striking a Brünnhilde-like pose during rehearsals for a Wagner opera…