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Happy birthday, Ray Still!

On March 12, 2020, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra celebrates the centennial of orchestral and chamber musician, soloist with countless ensembles,…

Happy birthday, Christoph Eschenbach!

Wishing a very happy eightieth birthday to German pianist and conductor Christoph Eschenbach, who began his long association with with…

Happy birthday, Walfrid Kujala!

Wishing Walfrid Kujala—a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s flute and piccolo section from 1954 until 2001—a very happy ninety-fifth…

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67

With the Fifth Symphony, Beethoven had reached, “the zenith of his career,” wrote Theodore Thomas, the Chicago Orchestra‘s founder and…

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…