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  • History of the CSO Brass: Legacy of Excellence

    The Chicago Symphony Orchestra brass section inspires listeners everywhere with unified power and precision. It’s a commitment to musical excellence shared by the entire orchestra, but how did it begin, and who built the energy that connects millions of people with great music still today?

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  • From the Composer's Studio

    A Conversation with Missy Mazzoli and Jessie Montgomery

    From the Composer’s Studio invites you to hear two of today’s most celebrated composers—Missy Mazzoli and Jessie Montgomery—provide a glimpse into their work. WFMT host LaRob K. Rafael moderates this conversation in which Mazzoli and Montgo...

  • 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

    This video is available to watch through December 11, 2021.

    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...

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

    This video is available to watch through December 11, 2021.

    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’ Grea...

  • 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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  • 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...