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  • Black Composers Breaking into the Canon

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    Discover the creativity of Black composers who have enriched the world, from the past and present.

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  • Lina González-Granados conducts the Civic Orchestra in Sheherazade

    To continue our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we honor Colombian American conductor Lina González-Granados, who made her Civic debut in February 2022 at Kenwood Academy High School conducting the orchestra in Rimsky- Korsakov’s Sheherazade and Gabriela Lena Frank’s Three Latin American ...

  • Muti conducts Philip Glass (excerpt)

    Riccardo Muti conducts Philip Glass’ Symphony No. 11, a colorful, exuberant score that the composer wrote for his own 80th birthday celebration.

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  • Yeh Plays Berlioz

    When it premiered in 1830, Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique astounded musicians and audiences alike with its innovative instrumentation, form and exploration of extra-musical plot. In this Orchestral Excerpt Insight, CSO Assistant Principal Clarinet and E-flat Clarinet John Bruce Yeh demons...

  • 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...

  • 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...