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Wagner’s Overture to ‘The Flying Dutchman’

Theodore Thomas—the Chicago Orchestra‘s founder and first music director—made his debut on a symphony orchestra podium on May 13, 1862,…

Remembering Raymond Leppard

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra family joins the music world in mourning the loss of British conductor Raymond Leppard, who died…

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…

Happy birthday, Theodore Thomas!

Wishing a very happy birthday to our founder and first music director Theodore Thomas on the occasion of his 184th…

Theodore Thomas and Frederick Stock on Beethoven’s symphonies

Theodore Thomas, the Chicago Orchestra‘s founder and first music director, favored the music of Ludwig van Beethoven above all others….