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Video: CSO by the Numbers

Did you know that the visionary architect Daniel Burnham refused to accept payment for designing Orchestra Hall, home of the…

Video: Benjamin Grosvenor on his early days as ‘the piano guy’

In this short video interview, British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor talks about his early studies, when he was known as “the…

Video: The CSO, Simon Trpčeski and Pablo Heras-Casado in Rach 3

After an acclaimed 11-concert tour of Asia, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra returned to Orchestra Hall for its first performances since…

Video: By bike, foot or scooter, Symphony Center is the place to be

Chicago Symphony musicians William Buchman (assistant principal bassoon), Oto Carrillo (horn) and Brant Taylor (cello) discuss their connection to the…

Video: Zen and the art of double reed maintenance

To the tune of Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again,” Miles Maner, CSO bassoon and contrabassoon, demonstrates the care and…

Video: ‘The sound of a beautiful night out’

Witness the power, artistry and brilliance of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Riccardo Muti as they extol “the sound of…

Video: Michael Tilson Thomas and the CSO in Tchaikovsky’s ‘Pathétique’

A favorite visitor to Symphony Center, guest conductor Michael Tilson Thomas leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra this week in an…

Bernard Haitink and the CSO: A collaboration ‘not to miss’

Returning to the Orchestra Hall podium for the first time since 2016, former principal conductor Bernard Haitink led the Chicago…

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…

Beyond the Score: Edward Elgar’s ‘Enigma’ Variations

One evening, the great English composer Edward Elgar sat down at his piano to improvise. “That’s a good tune,” said…

How to get to Orchestra Hall? Press ‘Up’

Symphony Center hosts plenty of piano supporters. Front and center, there’s none stronger and more steady than Orchestra Hall’s piano…