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Chicago Symphony Orchestra Announces 2015-16 Season, New Composers-In-Residence

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra recently announced its 125th Anniversary Season, during which the CSO will take a fresh look at some of the works the Orchestra has premiered over the past 125 years. The CSO also announced a renewed focus on the ...

Nintendo's Classic Video Game Series 'Legend of Zelda' Travels to Nashville Symphony and Chorus at Schermerhorn Center

For a more youthful readership, perhaps, the Nashville Symphony and Chorus is getting nostalgic — reliving the exciting adventures in "The Legend of Zelda," one of the classic video games live at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

REVIEW: Irish Melodies Shine in James Galway’s Premiere of Irish Flute Concerto with Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia

The U.S. premiere of 'Linen and Lace,' a flute concerto by Bill Whelan, was an unusual and welcome event at Ravinia on Tuesday night. Whelan is best known as the composer of 'Riverdance,' the Irish music show that step-danced its way into music ...

Chicago Chamber Musicians Cancel 2014-15 Season

The Chicago Chamber Musicians, long considered one of the finest chamber ensembles in the city, announced on Friday that they will discontinue all artistic activities at the close of the current fiscal year, and will not present a 2014-15 season.

James Galway to Premiere “Definitive Irish Flute Concerto” by Riverdance’s Bill Whelan on CSO Ravinia Program

Sir James Galway and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will present an unusual premiere at Ravinia on July 8: a flute concerto inspired by traditional Irish music, written by Bill Whelan, the composer who created Riverdance in 1995.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Receives a Record $32M in Gifts from Two Charitable Foundations

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra recently announced that it has received the largest philanthropic gifts in its history--$17 million from the Zell Family Foundation and $15 million from the Negaunee Foundation.

On Wings of Song: Susanna Phillips and Eric Owens Will Sing Schubert Lieder at Symphony Center on Mother’s Day

Soprano Susanna Phillips and bass-baritone Eric Owens will sing a program of favorite Schubert songs in a special Mother’s Day concert at Symphony Center in Chicago on May 11.

Sci-Fi Films Dominate the Chicago Symphony Orchestra‘s “At the Movies” Series: ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ and ‘Metropolis’

Classic science fiction films like '2001: A Space Odyssey' are ideal candidates for the concert hall because many of them are more luxuriously paced than the often frenetic films being made today. And there are few loud special effects to drown out ...

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Announces More Films with Live Music for 2014-15: ‘Metropolis,’ ‘The Godfather,’ ‘Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’ and ‘Ben-Hur’ with Music by Stewart Copeland

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra just announced more films with live music for their upcoming season, with an emphasis on classic silent films: 'Ben-Hur' (1925), 'Metropolis' (1927) and 'The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari' (1920).

Unanswered Question: Will Academy of Arts and Letters Exhibit, Chicago Symphony Efforts Mark New Dawn for Charles Ives?

A year or so ago, American music fans were decrying the fact that Charles Ives, in many ways the godfather of American classical music, was relatively little known among the American public. His house was up for sale by property developers and faced ...

HIGHLIGHTS: Chicago Symphony's Ravinia Festival 2014 Announces Classical Programming for “Summer of Love/Season of Stars”

The Ravinia Festival recently announced its 2014 season, “Summer of Love/Season of Stars,” featuring music that expresses the theme of love in all its various manifestations.

Musical Chairs: Principal Clarinetist Stephen Williamson Rejoins Chicago Symphony Orchestra After One Season with New York Philharmonic

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra announced on Friday that principal clarinetist Stephen Williamson has chosen to return to the CSO, after serving as principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic for one season.

From Bach to Boulez: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Announces Brilliant 2014-15 Season

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra announced two pieces of important news yesterday: The orchestra's widely-respected music director Riccardo Muti signed a new contract with the CSO, extending his tenure as music director through 2020; and the CSO ...

Riccardo Muti Extends Contract as Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Through 2020

Maestro Riccardo Muti's deeply rewarding artistic collaboration with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will continue beyond next season. Muti announced on Monday that he will extend his tenure as music director of the CSO through 2020.

Composers Mason Bates and Anna Clyne on Re-Imagining the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's MusicNOW Series

The audience at a Chicago Symphony Orchestra MusicNOW concert is in for a vastly different experience than is the norm at most other CSO concerts. MusicNOW, curated by Mason Bates and fellow CSO composer-in-residence Anna Clyne, is the CSO’s ...

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