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Music in Our Schools Month: John Hagstrom

In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Day, CSO second trumpet John Hagstrom recalls the influence of Duane Tutaj, his middle-school…

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…

Music lifts spirits and hopes for a better future at the Concert for Peace

Dedicated to the cause of reducing gun violence, the second annual Concert for Peace brought together members of the Chicago…

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…

Erina Yashima feels inspired to be part of the CSO conducting legacy

Erina Yashima, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Sir Georg Solti Conducting Apprentice, is a testament to cultural versatility. Born in Heilbronn,…

WATCH: CSO connects in classrooms

September 9-15 is National Arts in Education Week. The CSO’s Negaunee Music Institute is a committed partner to local schools,…

WATCH: Yo-Yo Ma discusses arts in education

Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant Yo-Yo Ma discusses the purpose of music and the immeasurable benefits of engaging with…

Meet the 2017/18 Civic Fellows

The Civic Orchestra of Chicago is proud to announce the 2017/18 class of Civic Fellows. Throughout the season, in addition…

Harmony resounds throughout St. Sabina at the Concert for Peace

Sunday afternoon at St. Sabina Church, Yo-Yo Ma, musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and the…

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…

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.