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Remembering Gennady Rozhdestvensky

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra family joins the classical music community in mourning the loss of Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky, who passed…

Happy birthday, Gwynne Howell!

Wishing a very happy eightieth birthday to the wonderful Welsh bass, Gwynne Howell, who has appeared with the Chicago Symphony…

On the Road with the Chicago Orchestra, part 2

Our story of the Orchestra’s early tours continues with founder and first music director Theodore Thomas promoting talented young female…

On the road with the Chicago Orchestra, part 1

The Chicago Orchestra‘s founder and first music director Theodore Thomas was passionately devoted to bringing music to people of all…

Mahler’s Symphony No. 9 in D Major

Since the Chicago Symphony’s first performances of Mahler’s Ninth Symphony in April 1950 under the baton of guest conductor George Szell, the Orchestra…