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Mues, Synnestvedt and Vernon saluted at annual CSO Musicians’ Luncheon

Three members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra were honored at the 54th Annual CSO Musicians’ Luncheon, hosted by the League…

Chicago native Emma Gerstein named as the CSO’s second flute

Emma Gerstein, a Hyde Park native and currently the principal flute of New Zealand’s Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, will join the…

CSO musicians share memories of Boulez, ahead of MusicNOW salute

The CSO doesn’t readily bestow the title of principal guest conductor. In the orchestra’s long history, only three conductors have…

Honk if you love taxi horns! The CSO connection to a Gershwin totem

When the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performs George Gershwin’s iconic tone poem An American in Paris as part of its “Gershwin…

Mary Sauer offers a glissando of memories of her time with the CSO

“Ben-Hur” with Charlton Heston premiered in 1959. That same year, Fidel Castro became prime minister of Cuba, Hawaii and Alaska…

For the CSO’s principal flute, it’s all about ‘the love for the sound’

Eastern Iceland is another world. Mountains rise like giants from the ocean, deserted fjords are haunted by ghosts. In the…

Alex Klein celebrates the CSO’s commitment to excellence

At the annual meeting Oct. 26 of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association, Alex Klein, holder of the Nancy and Larry Fuller Principal…

For Daniel Gingrich, playing in the CSO has been ‘a dream come true’

The inherent danger of wavering intonation and off-color sounds can make the French horn a particularly difficult instrument to play….

Mary Sauer, principal piano, retires after seven decades with the CSO

Mary Sauer, principal piano of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the only full-time keyboardist in CSO history, is retiring after…

A double posting for the CSO’s second violin section

Two young brothers from the Czech Republic, Matous and Simon Michal, have joined the second violin section of the Chicago…

Go, Cubs, go! Maestro Muti and the CSO cheer on Chicago’s contenders

As the Chicago Cubs advance toward the team’s first World Series in more than a century, Riccardo Muti and the…