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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…

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…

Richard Gray, 1928-2018

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

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…

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…

Single tickets available Aug. 10 for all CSO/SCP concerts

To complement its classical-music schedule, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association annually programs hundreds of concerts, including performances of jazz, world…

CSOA appoints Sheila Jones as its Director of Community Stewardship

Sheila Jones has been named as Director of Community Stewardship/African American Network by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association. The appointment,…