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Chicago’s Santuzzas

In the early part of its history, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra was in the pit for an astonishing number of…

Remembering Peter Serkin

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra family joins the music world in mourning the passing of the remarkable American pianist Peter Serkin,…

Happy birthday, Donald Peck!

Wishing Donald Peck—a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra from 1957 until 1999 and principal flute for over forty years—a…

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…

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…