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The World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893

What do you get when you combine Juicy Fruit gum, Quaker Oats, and Pabst Blue Ribbon beer along with Antonín…

Copland’s ‘Lincoln Portrait’

What do Carl Sandburg, Claude Rains, Jane Byrne, James Earl Jones, and Barack Obama (and more!) all have in common?…

Happy birthday, Byron Janis!

Sending happy ninetieth birthday wishes to the legendary pianist Byron Janis! Between 1952 and 1974, Janis appeared with the Chicago…

Remembering Irwin Hoffman

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra family joins the music world in mourning the death of Irwin Hoffman, a titled conductor with…

The earliest known photograph of the Chicago Orchestra

This photograph—the first known image of the Chicago Orchestra—was taken 125 years ago today on March 14, 1892, on the…