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Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra

Early in his tenure as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s sixth music director, Fritz Reiner first led his friend and countryman…

Wagner’s ‘Lohengrin’

Following the third subscription week of its first season, the Chicago Orchestra (as we were then known) was in the…

Happy birthday, New York Philharmonic!

Wishing a very happy birthday to our friends at the New York Philharmonic, as today they celebrate the 175th anniversary…

Sir Georg Solti + CSO = 108

During Sir Georg Solti‘s tenure as eighth music director (1969–1991) and music director laureate (1991–1997), he and the Chicago Symphony…

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…