In April, violinist and composer Jessie Montgomery was named the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s new Mead Composer-in-Residence. Montgomery will split her time between New York and Chicago throughout her residency, which started July 1 and runs through June 30, 2024. She gave this interview while in town to prepare for the first concert of the CSO’s […]
The Year of Chicago Music has had less music in it than anybody anticipated, but we still have plenty to celebrate.
What we’re reading, watching, listening to, etc., to pass the time.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra institutes across the board cuts in musicians and staff salaries.
Marin Alsop has been appointed Ravinia Festival’s new chief conductor and curator
If the name sounds familiar, it’s because his father, Kurt, was a regular guest conductor of the CSO.
But a program of Stravinsky, Ravel, and Rossini at Symphony Center shows neither to its best advantage.
“We had no real choice,” says an orchestra member.
The entire orchestra will play together in Woodlawn.
As their strike grows increasingly discordant, CSO musicians make music.
With the Executive Pay Test, it’s easier than ever to decide which group deserves your hard-earned cash!
Christmas trains, elves, bingo, showgirls, and many, many carols, plus the Quranic perspective and Hanukkah goblins.
The composer gave Hitchcock’s films much of their menace.
During a decade of low rates, they were a major expense for the city’s cultural institutions.
A Galentine’s Day brunch and more goings-on February 16-18