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Yo-Yo Ma x Ed Sheeran = ‘Spotify Singles’

Genre-shifting superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma has taken on world music (the Silk Road Project), folk (“Appalachian Journey”), bluegrass (“The Goat…

Yo-Yo Ma to present complete Bach Suites in Millennium Park concert

In a special free event, Yo-Yo Ma will perform the complete Bach Cello Suites in a season-capping CSO Special Concert…

CSO’s Missy Mazzoli and SCP artists receive Grammy nominations

Missy Mazzoli, Mead Composer-in-Residence of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, is among the nominees for the 61st annual Grammy Awards, announced Dec….

Ahead of the Requiem, Riccardo Muti calls for a moment of silence

Before the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus began its program of Verdi’s Requiem last night, Music Director Riccardo Muti turned…

Daniel Barenboim affirms his deep affection and bond to the CSO

In the 12 years since Daniel Barenboim stepped down as music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, many milestones have…

Daniel Barenboim interviewed for ‘The Arts Section’ on WDCB-FM

For his first Chicago radio interview since 2006, former Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director Daniel Barenboim sits down with veteran…

At its annual meeting, the CSOA reports record ticket sales in 2017-18

Record ticket sales, strong attendance and above-average subscription renewal rates were among the highlights announced Oct. 16 at the Chicago…

Before the CSO’s concert on March 22, order a poem to enjoy forever

To paraphrase Alfred, Lord Tennyson: In the spring, a young person’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love. And what better to…

Irina Shostakovich to attend CSO and Muti performance of ‘Babi Yar’

Irina Shostakovich, widow of distinguished 20th-century Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich, will attend the season-opening subscription concert Sept. 21 of the…

With wry remarks, Madame Shostakovich sizes up an American crowd

“Don’t you feel fear?” a stoic Irina Shostakovich asked her rapt Chicago audience at Symphony Center. “Don’t you agree that…

Richard Gray, 1928-2018

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association notes with sorrow the passing of Richard Gray, a CSO Life Trustee, civic leader, philanthropist…