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  • Muti Conducts Beethoven 9

    Experience what Zell Music Director Riccardo Muti calls “the work of a divine architect” in this special encore presentation of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Recorded live September 18, 2014, at Orchestra Hall during one of the opening programs of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s 2014/15 season, th...

  • Solti's Beethoven: The Fifth Symphony Revisited

    Hear the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, led by then-music director Sir Georg Solti, perform Beethoven’s transcendent Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67, recorded at Orchestra Hall in May 1989. Originally presented by PBS' Great Performances, this program also features Solti at the piano in his London...

  • The Symphony of Rhythm: Solti Conducts Beethoven’s Seventh

    At the beginning of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s centennial season, Sir Georg Solti — newly named the ensemble’s first music director laureate — led Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony on October 17, 1991. Originally presented by PBS’ Great Performances, this program also features Solti describing t...

  • CSO Virtual Recital: Lincoln String Quartet

    The Lincoln String Quartet, featuring four members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, performed Dvořák’s String Quartet No. 12 (American) on Sunday, August 16, 2020. This recital marked the first performance in Orchestra Hall since the venue's temporary closure in March 2020.

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  • Sounds of Celebration

    Hosted by the CSO's very own musicians, this festive celebration includes special appearances from Maestro Muti, Yo-Yo Ma, Eric Owens, Missy Mazzoli, Wynton Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, Mitsuko Uchida, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Hilary Hahn, Anita Rachvelishvili and Rainn Wilson (Dwight Schrute from The Of...

  • Tribute to Veterans: Trumpeting the Power of Music

    Occupying the Pritzker Military Museum & Library Chair in the CSO’s trumpet section, John Hagstrom has produced an hourlong video that highlights the trumpet’s key role in military and orchestral music. Weaving together several elements — Hagstrom’s live trumpet demonstrations, interviews with Ma...

  • Negaunee Music Institute Showcase

    Featuring performances by musicians from the Percussion Scholarship Program, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative and more, this showcase demonstrates the broad range of education and engagement programs offered by the Negaunee Music Institute and the impact they have o...