Visit CSO.ORG Open/Close Playlist Open/Close Menu Open/Close Search

Verdi’s Requiem, says soprano Vittoria Yeo, requests ‘peace for all of us’

Riccardo Muti has played an integral role in the career of South Korean soprano Vittoria Yeo. In 2015, she made…

Barenboim returns to a former home with ‘Má vlast’ (‘My Homeland’)

For more than 30 years, Daniel Barenboim was a major presence at the Chicago Symphony, first as a superstar pianist…

Why should you love Tchaikovsky? A music scholar counts the ways

Even though many of Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s beloved masterpieces like Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet and the 1812 Overture are…

Beethoven remains a musical touchstone for pianist Paul Lewis

Few of today’s leading pianists are more identified with the music of Ludwig van Beethoven than Paul Lewis. The British…

Along with music, ‘Threnos’ composer has another devotion

In addition to music, French composer and conductor Bruno Mantovani has another great passion: food — especially the cuisine of…

‘Threnos’ composer Bruno Mantovani favors the concept of synthesis

French composer Bruno Mantovani is on a roll. Seven of his works received premieres over the last year, and guest…

Kelley O’Connor takes up the torch for ‘Neruda Songs’

One of the biggest turning points in Kelley O’Connor’s career also happened to be a notable moment for the Chicago…

Kelley O’Connor embarks on a ‘full journey of Mahler’ in Symphony No. 3

Kelley O’Connor doubts she will ever perform at the esteemed Metropolitan Opera, and the mezzo-soprano isn’t concerned about that absence…

Before moving to the podium, Thomas Søndergård trained on the timpani

Instrumentalists turned conductors tend to be pianists or violinists. Think of Daniel Barenboim or Pinchas Zukerman. But Danish maestro Thomas…

Opera-themed programs take a leading role at Symphony Center this season

Opera isn’t just for the opera stage. Symphony orchestras in the United States and abroad have long performed operatic overtures…

Benedetti on Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2: It’s ‘straight out of the wild’

Since 2000, the classical music world has witnessed an influx of talented young women into the international ranks of violin soloists,…