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Overture Council president finds opportunities in time of crisis

As John Dunson prepares for the second season of his two-year term as president of the Overture Council, the Chicago…

Carol Klenk’s family ties inspire lifelong love of the CSO

For Carol Klenk, a Governing Member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association, an affinity for classical music began early —…

Crain-Maling winner Isabella Brown looks to past victors for guidance

Imagine standing on the stage of Symphony Center, soloing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Now imagine doing it as a…

From one Baker to another, a tribute to a pioneering talent

A film with orchestra accompaniment nowadays usually means a Hollywood blockbuster, with the live soundtrack timed down to the millisecond….

The Sandifers and CSO’s AAN salute music pioneer James Reese Europe

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, a West Side community center will introduce its students to a composer who might have…

Muti, the League celebrate the 10th annual Fall in Love with Music

The atmosphere was festive as the League of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association celebrated the 10th annual Fall in Love with…

Decades after its release, the documentary ‘Redes’ retains its power

Once lost to the annals of time, the documentary “Redes” (1936) combines the talents of American photographer Paul Strand, Austrian…

Leonard Bernstein and his connection to Silvestre Revueltas

Leonard Bernstein, an iconic American conductor, had a special interest in the music of Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas. He included…

How Silvestre Revueltas helped to lead Mexico’s music into a new era

Born on the last day of the 19th century, Silvestre Revueltas helped to lead the music of Mexico into a new…

The League honors Duain Wolfe for his 25 years of excellence

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra performance of Verdi’s Aida with full orchestra, chorus and eight soloists was a spectacular experience for…

CSO’s Sheila Jones honored in state celebration of Women’s History Month

As part of a statewide celebration of Women’s History Month, Sheila Jones, coordinator and founder of the CSO’s African American…