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‘The Ugly Duckling’: 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…

The CSOA Celebrates the Anniversary of Education and Engagement Initiative

This season marks the ten-year anniversary of the Institute for Learning, Access, and Training, known as the Negaunee Music Institute…

The CSO’s centennial season of concerts for children

REFLECT | RESPOND | REMIX — The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s centennial season of concerts for children 2018–19 marks the hundredth…

Music in Our Schools Month: Emma Gerstein

In celebration of Music in Our Schools Month, CSO Flute Emma Gerstein reflects on the profound influence of music teachers….

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: 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 Principal Clarinet Steve Williamson

In celebration of Music in Our Schools Month, CSO Principal Clarinet Steve Williamson reflects on the profound influence of music teachers.

CPS music educator reflects on his path to teaching, building a community

On Wednesday, May 30, at 7pm, musicians from the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Amundsen High School Orchestra, and Chappell Elementary…

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….

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: Yo-Yo Ma

Music is athletic, requires focus and flexibility, and dares us to be vulnerable. Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant Yo-Yo Ma describes how the arts inspire passion-driven learning.