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  • My Instrument: The story behind a platinum flute

     My Instrument: The story behind a platinum flute
    Christina Smith has been principal flutist for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra since 1991 and was guest principal flutist on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's recent European tour. She will reunite with the CSO and music director Riccardo Muti in late January for concerts at Orchestra Hall and then Carnegie Hall in New York. Although most of her peers play modern flutes, her instrument goes way back.
  • Soloist Cynthia Yeh, CSO end year literally with a bang

     Soloist Cynthia Yeh, CSO end year literally with a bang
    While some orchestras offer musical sugarplums at holiday time, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is giving its public a clear choice this year. The 20th and final annual edition of "Welcome Yule!" focuses on popular Christmas fare while the weekend...

    Chicago-area classical music recommendations

    Chicago-area classical music recommendations
    Pick of the Week No Christmas celebration in Chicago would be complete without the "Do It Yourself Messiah," a beloved holiday tradition here since 1976. Once again, Stanley Sperber will conduct vocal soloists, a volunteer orchestra and the audience-as-...

    NU Winter Chamber Fest's 2015 lineup

    NU Winter Chamber Fest's 2015 lineup
    The Lincoln String Quartet, pianists Winston Choi and Alessio Bax, violinist Simone Lamsma, Bienen School of Music faculty and Chicago Symphony Orchestra members are among the artists taking part in the school’s 19th annual Winter Chamber Music...

    Standard CSO program takes on new vitality under Honeck

    Standard CSO program takes on new vitality under Honeck
    You could hardly have imagined a more textbook example of standard symphonic repertory than the program that brought Manfred Honeck back to the podium roster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Thursday night at Symphony Center. But an assemblage of...