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  • Christoph Eschenbach renews contract with National Symphony through 2016-2017

    Christoph Eschenbach renews contract with National Symphony through 2016-2017
    Christoph Eschenbach has extended his contract as National Symphony Orchestra music director for two years, which keeps him on the podium through 2016-2017. That will be his seventh season.  This is his second contract extension since his tenure started...
  • Kennedy Center's 2014-2015 season includes premieres, celebration of Iberian culture

    Kennedy Center's 2014-2015 season includes premieres, celebration of Iberian culture
    The Kennedy Center's 2014-2015 season will feature a celebration of arts from the Iberian peninsula, along with the premiere of a Degas-inspired theater work, and, as usual, a wide assortment of music and dance events. The center's two major affiliate...
  • Chicago Symphony president Deborah Rutter named Kennedy Center president

    Chicago Symphony president Deborah Rutter named Kennedy Center president
    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...
  • San Diego Symphony appoints new CEO

    San Diego Symphony appoints new CEO
    The San Diego Symphony on Thursday named a new chief executive officer to succeed the outgoing Edward "Ward" Gill, who has led the orchestra for more than a decade.  Martha Gilmer, who is the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's vice president for artistic...
  • CSO's Martha Gilmer leaving to take San Diego post

    CSO's Martha Gilmer leaving to take San Diego post
    The San Diego Symphony's announcement Thursday that it has hired Martha Gilmer, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's vice president for artistic planning and audience development, as its new chief executive officer, steps up the pressure on the CSO...
  • Kenwood jazz band's emotional performance at Symphony Center

    Kenwood jazz band's emotional performance at Symphony Center
    Fourth in an occasional series The Kenwood Academy Jazz Band gathers on the stage of Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center, a gilded, 110-year-old edifice many of these young musicians never have set foot in before. Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Sonny...
  • Muti's return caps a banner day for the CSO

     Muti's return caps a banner day for the CSO
    Now that Riccardo Muti is back tending to musical business, nobody need worry that end-of-season ennui will settle over the final weeks of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's subscription season. In fact, the upbeat mood that prevailed at the music...
  • Concert review: Riccardo Muti leads the CSO in season finale

    Concert review: Riccardo Muti leads the CSO in season finale
    Seldom has the Chicago Symphony Orchestra closed its season in such a jubilant mood as the one that gripped a packed Orchestra Hall on Thursday night. Never mind the tight veil of secrecy that shrouds the board's search for a new association chief to...
  • Deborah Rutter looks back at 11 years leading the CSO

    Deborah Rutter looks back at 11 years leading the CSO
    On Monday, one month shy of serving 11 years as president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association, Deborah F. Rutter will step down from her position to take on another high-profile managerial post, that of president of the John F. Kennedy Center...
  • CSO receives $32 million in foundation gifts, the largest in its history

    CSO receives $32 million in foundation gifts, the largest in its history
    The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association announced at its board meeting Thursday afternoon that two Chicago philanthropic institutions, the Zell Family Foundation and the Negaunee Foundation, have given the parent body of the Chicago Symphony...
  • CSO's Muti looks ahead to 6 more years in Chicago

    CSO's Muti looks ahead to 6 more years in Chicago
    Microphone in hand, working the room with his usual seasoned authority and quip-filled charm, Riccardo Muti insisted he is "not a sentimental man." He then proceeded to wax sentimental about his ongoing relationship with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra....
  • Replacing Rutter: It pays to know the CSO's pedigree

    Replacing Rutter: It pays to know the CSO's pedigree
    Putting the search for Deborah Rutter's successor in historical perspective, a common thread emerges of challenges met, opportunities missed and varying responses to shifting economics and demographics outside the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Each...