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‘Bright Mansions’ concert celebrates Roland Carter, ‘Dean of Choirs’

Composer-conductor Roland M. Carter, known as “The Dean of Choirs,” and a member and supporter of the CSO’s African American…

The CSO Latino Alliance presents its first Musical Solstice

The CSO Latino Alliance marked its upcoming fifth anniversary with its first Musical Solstice, a cocktail reception and celebration, on…

The CSOA announces volunteer leadership appointments

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association is indebted to the support of its volunteers and board leaders. Several volunteer leadership positions…

CSO Latino Alliance welcomes special guests to its season-closing event

For its concluding event of the 2016-17 season, the CSO Latino Alliance welcomed William Buchman, assistant principal bassoon, and Pablo…

Miguel Harth-Bedoya starts an online resource for Latin orchestral music

Miguel Harth-Bedoya, a longtime advocate of classical music from Latin America, has launched his latest initiative in this field: Latin…

Donato Cabrera devoted to building audiences for classical music

Donato Cabrera, resident conductor of the San Francisco Symphony, owes it all to his grandmother. Along with his San Francisco…

CSO’s African American Network to present the film ‘Body and Soul’

In celebration of Black History Month, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s African American Network presents a screening on Feb. 25 of…

The CSO Latino Alliance builds new audiences through timeless music

For the classical music world, it could be the ultimate unanswered question: Where are the audiences of the future? The…

Andrés Orozco-Estrada on the importance of attracting new audiences

Born in Colombia but trained and now based in Vienna, conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada appreciates the necessity of straddling many worlds. As…

Lila Downs hopes ‘people can feel Oaxaca’ in her music

“Music made me a humble person,” said singer-songwriter Lila Downs, discussing the challenges she’s faced in her career, during a…

Lila Downs finds herself at home in virtually any genre

With her classical training, Lila Downs doesn’t worry about the demands of singing with an orchestra. “No, it’s more like…