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For violinist Leila Josefowicz, Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major is “one of the greatest works for violin and orchestra of the 20th century.” Read more → Hear Josefowicz perform the work with the CSO Dec. 19-22 →
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Former CSO Conducting Apprentice Erina Yashima returns to conduct in Strauss’ Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks, as well as Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5. is featured in Berio’s Folk Songs. 📸
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On his day off, Maestro visited the to take a look at our collection of historic scores! One more chance to hear him lead the in Higdon, Wieniawski (with ), and Tchaikovsky tomorrow night!
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CSO Archives Dec 9
December 9, 1965: makes his Orchestra Hall debut with the Orchestra, conducting Bartók's Dance Suite, Dvorák's Cello Concerto with Mstislav Rostropovich, and Schubert's Ninth Symphony.
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Chicago Symphony Orchestra Dec 8
Ray Chen performs an encore following his Dec. 5 performance with the CSO: Waltzing Matilda, an Australian bush ballad that he arranged for solo violin. Video by .
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Chicago Symphony Orchestra Dec 7
“After the Sunday matinee, my family will pick me up, and we’ll drive home,” said Edo de Waart, once the epitome of a globe-trotting maestro, who is deliberately spending more time at his home just 2½ hours from Symphony Center. Read more →
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Chicago Symphony Orchestra Dec 6
. leads the CSO in the Orchestra’s first performances of Jennifer Higdon’s blue cathedral and Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with as soloist in his CSO subscription debut, as well as Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. 📸
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Chicago Symphony Orchestra Dec 6
“To hear this orchestra thunder in such full-throated writing was to perceive how this music was intended to sound: deep and resonant …” —, Chicago Tribune. Hear this program Dec. 7 & 10! →
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Chicago Symphony Orchestra Dec 5
Wise words from our guest soloist this week, ! Don't miss his performances with the CSO Dec. 5-10, or your chance to meet him at postconcert CD signings and a postconcert Q&A →
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Ray Chen Dec 5
🎵: Ysaÿe: “Obsession” Sonata for Solo Violin 🎻This piece skips schizophrenically between Bach’s sweet angelic elegance and Ysaÿe’s demonic virtuosic take on the “Dies Irae” Mass for the Dead 😇😈 [Full vid here: ]
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Chicago Symphony Orchestra Dec 4
Just announced: A special encore of music by Nicole Mitchell and George Lewis performed by Musicians from and will take place at the MusicNOW concert on May 18, 2020. → Photo by .
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Chicago Symphony Orchestra Dec 3
The Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble returns to Chicago to present A Chanticleer Christmas at , with a program of festive choral works. Don’t miss their second performance — Dec. 4 at 7:30 pm! → 📸
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Chicago Symphony Orchestra Dec 3
. is at Symphony Center! Hear him bring the 🔥 in Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with the CSO led by John Storgårds, Dec. 5, 6, 7 & 10 → 📸
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John Storgårds Dec 3
Wonderful to be back with , with a great programme. Looking forward to 4 intense concerts !
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Chicago Symphony Orchestra Dec 3
For actors Ann Whitney and Tracy Connor, “Home Alone” is the Christmas gift that keeps on giving. Read more → Watch Home Alone on the big screen while the score is performed live by members of the CSO on Dec 6-8 →
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CSO Archives Dec 2
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Chicago Symphony Orchestra Dec 3
This is followed by ’s Vertical Fields and Gemma Peacocke’s Shudder. Conductor Alan Pierson leads the final two works on the program, ’s Chopsticks from Anthology and Michael Gordon’s Hyper. 📸
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Chicago Symphony Orchestra Dec 3
The 2019/20 season of MusicNOW, curated by CSO Mead Composer-in-Residence , continues with a program that opens with ’s obscure clues and shiny objects for solo violin — performed by CSO Assistant Concertmaster Yuan-Qing Yu. 📸
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Chicago Symphony Orchestra Dec 2
Applications for the 2020 Crain-Maling Foundation CSO Young Artists Competition for strings must be submitted by Friday, Dec 6. Audition for the chance to perform on stage with the CSO during the 2020/21 season! Visit or call 312-294-3400.
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Chicago Symphony Orchestra Dec 2
The musicians of the CSO, Riccardo Muti and the administration of the CSOA join in paying tribute to Mariss Jansons, eminent colleague and personal friend, whose unique and profound musicianship, integrity and humanity will be with us forever.
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