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Remembering Ennio Morricone

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra family joins the music world in mourning the loss of legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone, who died…

Happy birthday, Frederica von Stade!

Wishing a very happy seventy-fifth birthday to the wonderful American mezzo-soprano, Frederica von Stade! Von Stade has appeared with the…

Remembering Raymond Niwa

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra family mourns the loss of Raymond Niwa—a member of the violin section from 1951 until 1997—who…

‘The very finest’—Thomas and the Orchestra at the 1904 Cincinnati May Festival

In May 1904, Chicago Orchestra founder and first music director Theodore Thomas led his final Cincinnati May Festival concerts at…

Life mask of Ludwig van Beethoven

To commemorate Ludwig van Beethoven‘s 249th birthday, we’re sharing a new video that describes one of the most precious artifacts…