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A ‘Midnight Ramble’ through the mind of James Baldwin

James Baldwin is having a moment. Thirty years after his death, the author/activist has pushed his way once again to…

Decades after his death, William Grant Still receives his moment in the sun

When the prolific African-American composer William Grant Still died at age 83 in 1978, he was little known outside specialized…

CSO Latino Alliance rings in the holiday season with ‘Noche Navideña’

For its annual Noche Navideña celebration, the CSO Latino Alliance welcomed CSO musicians Youming Chen and Robert Kassinger to a…

Alsop and Mantovani delight at League’s Fall in Love With Music event

Every fall, League members fall in love. That is, we fall in love with music. We work together under the…

Orozco-Estrada muses about ‘the Latino soul’ of Mahler

Andrés Orozco-Estrada, the Colombian-born music director of the Houston Symphony, wonders — tongue-in-cheek — if Mahler might have been Latino….

Gregory Porter and the CSO salute a king at Corporate Night 2018

A rising star jazz singer, a world-class symphony orchestra and selections from the Great American Songbook: this exciting combination made…

Take 10: The Overture Council at its 10-year anniversary

In the fall of 2007, not long after the first iPhone hit the market, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association senior…

Dalton and Ionescu honored at the annual CSO musicians’ luncheon

Since 1963, the League of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association has celebrated the CSO’s much-cherished musicians. Last month was no…

The League achieves four stars for its ‘Toast to John Williams’

Can you imagine John Williams, in person, conducting the world-renowned Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a concert of his film scores?…

The League salutes Chicago Symphony Chorus on its 60th anniversary

Founded in 1958, the Chicago Symphony Chorus has achieved a series of milestones, including 10 Grammy Awards for its recordings, and…

African-American Network recital celebrates the piano music of Haiti

The Montreal-based Société de Recherche et de Diffusion de la Musique Haïtienne promotes classical music, composers and performers of Haiti…