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Creating the immersive experience of ‘A Pierre Dream’

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Beyond the Score has covered some far-flung terrain since its first program 10 years ago. Using…

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…

‘A Pierre Dream’: A portrait of Pierre Boulez

“A Pierre Dream: A Portrait of Pierre Boulez,”  a world-premiere Beyond the Score production, salutes the life and work of…

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…

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…