| Mar 24, 2014
| 8:33 AM
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...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 8:43 AM
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...
| 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...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 11:56 AM
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...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 8:56 AM
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...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 1:20 PM
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...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 11:21 AM
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...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 11:21 AM
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...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 10:37 AM
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...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:29 PM
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...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 11:14 AM
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....
| Jan 31, 2014
| 7:54 AM
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...