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The Firebird: Parent Guide

Welcome to the The Firebird Parent Guide! The Negaunee Music Institute has developed a series of fun and engaging activities…

Yo-Yo Ma stresses the role of the arts in bolstering communities

Celebrated cellist Yo-Yo Ma recently made a surprising admission: He didn’t feel comfortable as a musician until he was 49….

The Firebird: Activities for the Car

The Firebird: Activities for the Car Explore the activities below with your child (ren) before arriving at Symphony Center–they’re perfect…

Father Pfleger looks to the CSO’s Concert for Peace as a unifying force

On a Sunday morning early this spring, the Rev. Michael Pfleger had an unannounced visitor at St. Sabina, the parish…

Muti and the CSO bring ‘a message of love and beauty’ to Lane Tech

Reminding the audience that “only Beauty, with a capital B, can save the world,” Riccardo Muti, music director of the…

Music in Our Schools Month: Li-Kuo Chang

In celebration of Music in Our Schools Month, CSO Assistant Principal Viola Li-Kuo Chang reflects on the profound influence of…

Music in Our Schools Month: CSO Bassoonist Dennis Michel

In celebration of Music in Our Schools Month, CSO bassoonist Dennis Michel describes one of the many ways that music education contributes to a well-rounded education.

Music in Our Schools Month: CSO Principal Viola Charlie Pikler

In celebration of Music in Our Schools Month, CSO Principal Viola Charlie Pikler describes how music education can enrich your whole life.

 

Civic’s Bach Marathon builds bonds between players and communities

It is 5:30 on a rainy Wednesday evening in November. Music is spilling forth from the hallways of Hibbard Elementary…

Letting their guard down: Incarcerated teens present musical ‘Dear Sky’

It’s 30 minutes until showtime at the Illinois Youth Center-Warrenville. In the large gymnasium, draped with 30-foot burgundy curtains, four…

‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’: Pre-Concert Parent Guide

Thank you for joining us at Symphony Center this Saturday. Whether this is the first time that your family will visit…