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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • Strauss & Hailstork

    Two large chamber works by Richard Strauss frame Adolphus Hailstork’s Arabesques, a sunny and virtuosic piece for flute and percussion, on this final CSO Sessions episode of season 1. The program opens with Strauss’ Metamorphosen, a work for string septet that embodies the complex emotions of the...