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Five CSO musicians cite their favorite concertos

Concertos have been composed for just about every instrument in the orchestra, but the numbers vary considerably. The violin has…

CSO musicians Phillips and Bloom to retire

Two veteran Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians, violin Paul Phillips Jr. and clarinet-bass clarinet J. Lawrie Bloom, will retire June 30…

Five CSO musicians select their favorite soloists

Thousands of classical musicians have made their living as itinerant soloists, performing recitals and joining orchestras in concertos. Some like…

These CSO musicians agree: teaching helps them build a legacy

Although the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is temporarily on hiatus, its members are usually busy almost every day with performances, rehearsals…

Bass clarinet J. Lawrie Bloom takes a solo turn in ‘Ophelia’s Tears’

Though the bass clarinet is often overlooked, composers such as Gustav Mahler and Dmitri Shostakovich have capitalized on the instrument’s…

My Favorite CSO: Keith Buncke

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s commercial recording legacy began on May 1, 1916, when second music director Frederick Stock led the…

Touring remains ‘an exciting experience’ for CSO harpist Lynne Turner

Lots of American history was made in 1962. The Age of Camelot was in full swing at John F. Kennedy’s…

My Favorite CSO: David Cooper

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s commercial recording legacy began on May 1, 1916, when second music director Frederick Stock led the…

The CSO’s Yuan-Qing Yu feels a connection to modern music

After Yuan-Qing Yu had been a member of the Houston Symphony for just three months, a second violin position came…

My Favorite CSO: David Sanders

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s commercial recording legacy began on May 1, 1916, when second music director Frederick Stock led the…

Daniel Gingrich named the CSO’s honorary principal horn for life

Daniel Gingrich, longtime member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra horn section, has received a surprise tribute — from none other…