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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…

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…

Missy Mazzoli named as the CSO’s next Mead Composer-in-Residence

Missy Mazzoli, whose acclaimed works, including three operas, have propelled her to the forefront of contemporary music, will be the…

Roderick Cox wins the 2018 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award

Roderick Cox, associate conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra, is the winner of this year’s Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award. Considered…

Richard Gray, 1928-2018

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

National Alliance launched to foster diversity in U.S. orchestras

With the goal of increasing diversity in American orchestras, three arts organizations have created the National Alliance for Audition Support….

Jennifer Higdon wins 2018 Nemmers Prize in Music Composition

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon has been awarded the 2018 Nemmers Prize in Music Composition, bestowed by Northwestern University’s Bienen…

Annual impact of Loop arts totals $2.25 billion, new study reveals

Chicago is famous for its professional sports teams, including the Bears, Blackhawks and the Bulls, but another team is even…

The CSO’s Sheila Jones receives Women’s History Month honors

Sheila Jones, coordinator of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association’s African American Network, was one of four individuals honored by Illinois State Comptroller…

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…