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A love of music started at a young age for Dennis Carlin

For Dennis Carlin, a longtime Chicago Symphony Orchestra subscriber and donor, Chicago’s music scene was a formative part of his…

Dr. Marylou Witz finds joy in supporting Civic musicians

For Dr. Marylou Witz, the members of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago — the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s ensemble for young…

For Carol Sonnenschein, the CSO is ‘food for the soul’

Carol Sonnenschein’s love of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, which she calls “one of the joys of my life,” began as…

From Paris to Chicago, Nicole Lehman finds a ‘haven’ in music

When asked how her love of music began, Nicole Lehman recalls the city where she was born and raised: Paris,…

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…