| Sep 30, 2013
| 2:59 PM
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti will lead the Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest in a public rehearsal at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Performing Arts Center of Dominican University, 7900 W. Division St., River Forest.
| Nov 18, 2013
| 12:35 PM
The year 1921 witnessed festive pageantry as the United States commemorated the 300th anniversary of the American Thanksgiving, where Pilgrims and Wampanoag fêted a bountiful harvest and peace.
President Warren G Harding stated, "Foremost among our...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 11:41 AM
As classical music organizations continue to suffer the effects of the massive economic temblor that hit the nation some four years ago, just maintaining the status quo without major losses of funding or audience represents a victory.
One such shining...
| Nov 25, 2013
Elizabeth Stein has made a life of music. She's a dealer of fine antique and modern musical instruments. She books musicians for events around the area. She began a two-year term as president of the League of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in July,...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 12:17 PM
It was altogether fitting that Michael Tilson Thomas chose Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 9 to perform with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra during a weekend when the nation is marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy....
| Sep 20, 2013
| 10:07 AM
Since Riccardo Muti took office at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 2010, he has made it a tradition to perform a free community concert at the beginning of each season. The maestro did so again Wednesday night in west suburban Cicero, some 24 hours...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 11:25 AM
With the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Lyric Opera driving the Giuseppe Verdi bicentennial bandwagon, there nevertheless is room for other local organizations to climb on board.
Chicago Opera Theater is doing so, big time, this weekend, when it dusts...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 11:54 AM
The delight the players of the Mariinsky Orchestra and their charismatic chief, conductor Valery Gergiev, take in presenting their native Russian symphonic repertory to American audiences has been palpable since their first joint appearance in Chicago...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 11:13 AM
Sooner or later Riccardo Muti had to take a break from all that Giuseppe Verdi.
Make no mistake, however: Neither the maestro nor his musicians are idle. Thursday night at Symphony Center, the music director brought his Chicago Symphony Orchestra down...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:16 PM
Riccardo Muti had conducted the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Millennium Park's Jay Pritzker Pavilion twice before Thursday night but never in high definition.
The first time was the free celebratory concert in September 2010, when an estimated 25,000...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 10:32 AM
Riccardo Muti has received yet another award to put alongside the many he has amassed in the course of his distinguished career, this time from the Italian capital.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director has been honored by the Chamber of...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 11:19 AM
For concertgoers suffering the pangs of Riccardo Muti withdrawal, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra has just the bracing pick-me-up.
Returning to the roster for subscription concerts this weekend and next week is Susanna Malkki, the Finnish conductor who...