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Happy birthday, Michael Gielen!

Wishing a very happy birthday to Michael Gielen, celebrating his ninetieth on July 20, 2017! Read more: Happy birthday, Michael…

Happy birthday, Herbert Blomstedt!

Wishing the happiest of birthdays to conductor Herbert Blomstedt, celebrating his ninetieth today! Read more: Happy birthday, Herbert Blomstedt! Image…

Remembering Amelia Earhart

On July 2, 1937, Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan were reported to have gone missing over the Central Pacific…

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…

125 Moments: 125 First Concert

In early 1889, Chicago businessman Charles Norman Fay encountered Theodore Thomas—then one of the most famous conductors in the United…