| Dec 9, 2013
| 8:49 AM
Chicago's Auditorium Theatre, which opened its doors in 1889, announced plans on Monday morning for its 125th-anniversary season. It includes the June 2015 return to Chicago of Britain's Royal Ballet for the first time since 1978, and the return in the...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 11:00 AM
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is relying on a handful of familiar guest conductors to take charge of subscription concerts through the end of the calendar year. None of these returnees is more welcome than Stephane Deneve, who is making his first...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Deborah Rutter, president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association, has been named president of Washington, D.C.'s John F. Kennedy Center.
Rutter will assume the post Sept. 1, 2014 as successor to Michael Kaiser, who is stepping down after 13...
| 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...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:23 AM
After the success of last year's Billy Strayhorn Festival, perhaps it was inevitable that the Music Institute of Chicago would convene a subsequent tribute to a major jazz figure.
This time, the two-day soiree will cast a spotlight on Benny Goodman,...
| Apr 30, 2013
Janos Starker, a renowned concert cellist as well as a distinguished teacher and recording artist, died Sunday at his home in Bloomington, Ind. He was 88 and had been in declining health.
Since 1958, Starker had been a professor at the Indiana...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Now that the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is about to renew an annual summer relationship with North Shore audiences that goes back nearly 80 years, and now that the CSO has established a continuing presence on Chicago's South Side, it sees only natural...
| 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...