The Chicago Symphony Orchestra family joins the music world in mourning the loss of the extraordinary American soprano Phyllis Curtin, a frequent guest artist who performed under three music directors—Fritz Reiner, Jean Martinon, and Sir Georg Solti—between 1957 and 1972. Soprano soloist on Reiner’s 1961 RCA recording of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Orchestra and Chorus, Curtin died on June 5, 2016, at her home in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. She was 94.

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