| Dec 10, 2013
| 12:34 PM
Deborah F. Rutter, president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association for the past decade, has been named president of the Kennedy Center, effective Sept. 1, 2014. She will succeed Michael M. Kaiser.
As top administrator for one of the world's...
| Jun 1, 2013
John Williams has won just about everything there is to win in the music industry, including a slew of Grammys, Golden Globes, Emmys and no less than five Academy Awards — his record of 48 Oscar nominations is second only to Walt Disney.
| Dec 21, 2013
| 6:33 AM
The eminent French composer-conductor Pierre Boulez, conductor emeritus of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, has withdrawn for health reasons from the announced February-March CSO residency he was initially scheduled to conduct and, later, curate here....
| Dec 20, 2013
| 10:50 AM
The Christmas wreaths and garlands adorning the Armour Stage at Orchestra Hall may put audience members in a festive mood, but the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's final subscription program of 2013 conveys a serious intent unrelated to the musical sweetmeats...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 9:25 AM
Bella Voce: Andrew Lewis takes his chamber choir on a Christmas journey through distant lands and centuries with fresh arrangements of favorite holiday pieces, along with Renaissance classics. 7:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Procopius Abbey, 5601 College Road,...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 9:54 AM
It's unclear just when Johann Sebastian Bach's "Brandenburg" Concertos began to enjoy special favor during the Christmas season, but in New York it may be owing to annual performances by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, which on Wednesday...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 2:51 PM
The imposing black iron gates guarding the Hoover property in Glencoe are festooned with Christmas garland this time of year, opening slowly to allow visitors entry to a private road, winding through 14 acres blanketed with snow and solitude.
| Dec 17, 2013
| 11:40 AM
If you're wondering why the New Philharmonic has been silent for most of the year, wonder no more. The orchestra hasn't disbanded – it has simply been laying low, awaiting the day when its refurbished venue would reopen for business.
| Dec 13, 2013
| 1:13 PM
At the end of a week dominated by the news of Deborah Rutter's impending departure as president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association, CSO listeners and supporters would do well to count the blessings the orchestra has at hand.
| Dec 12, 2013
| 12:09 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel had cellist Yo-Yo Ma and soprano Renee Fleming where he wanted them: sitting on either side of him as he marked the one-year anniversary of the Chicago Public Schools' Arts Education Plan. Ma and Fleming, creative consultants for the...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 4:54 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel marked the one-year anniversary of the completion of the Chicago Public Schools' Arts Education Plan Wednesday by announcing about $500,000 in grants to 45 schools to enhance arts learning.
Appearing at Symphony Center with CPS CEO...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 8:26 AM
WASHINGTON—Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker said today that she hopes Barack Obama’s presidential library is planted in the last place he called home before the White House: Chicago.
Pritzker, speaking at a breakfast sponsored by Politico,...