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Happy birthday, Sherrill Milnes!

Wishing a very happy eighty-fifth birthday to the legendary American baritone Sherrill Milnes! A native of Downers Grove, Illinois—and an…

Remembering Peter Schreier

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra family joins the music world in mourning the death of the remarkable German tenor and conductor…

Happy birthday, Michael Tilson Thomas!

Wishing a very happy seventy-fifth birthday to legendary American conductor Michael Tilson Thomas! A frequent and favorite visitor to the…

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…

Henryk Wieniawski and Theodore Thomas

In 1891, Theodore Thomas founded the Chicago Orchestra and served as its first music director for nearly fourteen years. But…