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  • Citywide Expo Art Week announced

    Citywide Expo Art Week announced
    Several of the city's major cultural institutions announced plans Tuesday to join together this fall for a "citywide celebration of arts and culture." Dubbed “Expo Art Week,” the event is set to encompass museum and gallery exhibitions,...
  • Dale Clevenger leaves impressive legacy at CSO

    Dale Clevenger leaves impressive legacy at CSO
    It could not have been easy for Dale Clevenger to face up to the question of how and when to step down as principal horn of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. But it was time. For months one of the living legends among brass players had been telling...
  • Muti to salute Verdi and Schubert for upcoming Chicago Symphony Orchestra season

    Muti to salute Verdi and Schubert for upcoming Chicago Symphony Orchestra season
    With the Chicago Symphony Orchestra heading home later this week from its tour of the Far East, the CSO Association is wasting no time releasing the programs and artists to be presented during the fall season at Symphony Center. The orchestra's 2013-...
  • Chicago museums reeling after building sprees

    Chicago museums reeling after building sprees
    The turn of the millennium was a heady time for many Chicago cultural institutions. Cheap loans, high investment returns and swelling endowments spawned a slew of new attractions along the lakefront and around downtown. The Art Institute built its Modern...
  • Grant Park Music Festival summer season announced

    Grant Park Music Festival summer season announced
    Once again the Grant Park Music Festival is taking the lead among local summer festivals when it comes to presenting eclectic combinations of popular symphonic and choral fare and more adventuresome classical music programming. And it's all free. The...
  • Corky Siegel still building bridges with his Chamber Blues

    Corky Siegel still building bridges with his Chamber Blues
    Twenty-five years ago, Chicago bluesman Corky Siegel unveiled a project that continues to obsess him. He called it Chamber Blues, and since its Midwest premiere in 1988 at the Paramount Arts Centre in Aurora, the project has blossomed into an ongoing...
  • Northwestern music building gets $6M gift

    A $6 million gift to Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music will go toward the school's $117 million, 152,000-square foot Music and Communication Building, which is under construction on the Evanston lakefront and scheduled to open in fall 2015....
  • CSO plays witness to China's cultural boom

    CSO plays witness to China's cultural boom
    TIANJIN — In this enormous manufacturing capital just southeast of Beijing, a new palace of the arts has opened. Looking like a graceful clam shell at the edge of a pond, the Tianjin Grand Theatre's cantilevered roof encloses an opera house, a small...
  • With Riccardo Muti out, guest conductors fill the CSO breach

    With Riccardo Muti out, guest conductors fill the CSO breach
    Riccardo Muti just can’t seem to catch a break. And, this time around, it isn’t only the musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago public who are being affected by his health issues. Thousands of listeners throughout the...
  • Riccardo Muti 'resting comfortably' after surgery

    Riccardo Muti 'resting comfortably' after surgery
    Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director Riccardo Muti is expected to be released Tuesday from a hospital in Milan, Italy, where on Monday morning he successfully underwent a hernia operation. "Maestro Muti’s surgery went smoothly and he is...
  • Jane Glover takes stock of her fruitful decade with Music of the Baroque

    Jane Glover takes stock of her fruitful decade with Music of the Baroque
    Chicago music has long gone gaga over the Brits, and not simply because the city's two leading opera companies are, or were, run by thoroughly capable Englishmen – Anthony Freud at Lyric Opera and Brian Dickie, who retired last year after 13 seasons...
  • In Asia, CSO meets multiple challenges

    In Asia, CSO meets multiple challenges
    HONG KONG — The stormy ovation must have felt like a balm to a Chicago Symphony Orchestra that saw its physical fitness and mental toughness put to the test at the very outset of its 18-day Asia tour. But after a late-afternoon rehearsal of...