Meet The Performers

109 musicians at the peak of their profession. There's no greater ensemble of classical talent on this continent when the CSO musicians perform. Learn about each of their unique journeys to this incredible musical destination.
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The musicians of the CSO have spent their lives dedicated to musical excellence. With more Grammy Awards than any other ensemble in the world, they continue a tradition that has lasted more than a century. Learn about each of their unique journeys to this incredible musical destination.

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The illustrious conductors of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra provide artistic vision and leadership to the entire CSO organization. Their performances on the podium inspire audiences worldwide. Look here for biographical information about these legendary and versatile musicians.

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Two leading international composers, Anna Clyne and Mason Bates, joined the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as Mead Composers-in-Residence.

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Founded in 1919, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago is an intensive orchestral training program for pre-professional musicians, offering free Orchestra Hall concerts under the batons of many of today’s leading conductors.

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With concerts in Chicago, tours in the United States and abroad, and many award-winning recordings to its credit, the critically acclaimed Chicago Symphony Chorus, under the leadership of Duain Wolfe, has earned respect as one of the finest ensembles in the world.

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