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Hahn returns with refined Tchaikovsky, and a worthy CSO podium debut

“Vulgarity gains the upper hand, and asserts itself to the end […]

Dec 09, 2022
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Third Coast Percussion shows dynamic versatility in three varied premieres 

Chicago can feel proud to call Third Coast Percussion one of […]

Dec 08, 2022
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CSO principal horn denied tenure

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is once again in the market for […]

Dec 06, 2022
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Piemontesi shines in CSO debut, making familiar Beethoven fresh and fun

On Thursday night, the highlight of the evening’s Chicago Symphony Orchestra […]

Dec 02, 2022
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Orion Ensemble celebrates 30 years with a typically venturesome program

The Orion Ensemble has been performing chamber music together for 30 […]

Dec 01, 2022
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Remembering the renowned American composer and diarist Ned Rorem

News of the passing of Ned Rorem—the prolific American composer and […]

Nov 23, 2022
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Countertenor Mobley proves a light presence in MOB concert

For a concert titled “Reginald Mobley Sings,” there was surprisingly little […]

Nov 21, 2022
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December 9

Chicago Symphony OrchestraDalia Stasevska, conductorHilary Hahn, violinistTarrodi: Birds of Paradise IITchaikovsky: […]

Nov 21, 2022
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A dark, compelling premiere and potent Shostakovich from Honeck, CSO

Be it music, literature or painting, the greatest works of art […]

Nov 18, 2022
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Berlin Philharmonic delivers gleaming, high-powered Mahler

“They play with balls!” said a female Chicago Symphony member sitting […]

Nov 17, 2022
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