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Happy birthday, Arvo Pärt!

Wishing a very happy eighty-fifth birthday to the remarkable Estonian composer Arvo Pärt! The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has performed several…

Happy birthday, Seiji Ozawa!

Wishing a very happy eighty-fifth birthday to the remarkable Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa! As a last-minute replacement for Georges Prêtre…

Happy birthday, Itzhak Perlman!

Wishing a very happy seventy-fifth birthday to legendary Israeli-American violinist, conductor, and teacher Itzhak Perlman! A frequent and favorite guest…

Remembering Leon Fleisher

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra family joins the music world in mourning the loss of legendary American pianist, conductor, and pedagogue…

Remembering Isaac Stern

On July 21, 2020, we commemorate the centennial of legendary Russian-born American violinist Isaac Stern. Stern first appeared with the…

Happy birthday, Shulamit Ran!

Wishing a very happy seventieth birthday to composer Shulamit Ran! During her tenure as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s second composer-in-residence…