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RECENT PRESS RELEASES

July 22, 2016

TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR FULL RANGE OF CSOA-PRESENTED 2016 HOLIDAY PROGRAMS

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July 1, 2016

September 2016 Calendar of Events

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June 20, 2016

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO PERFORM JOHN WILLIAMS’ OSCAR®-NOMINATED SCORE FOR STEVEN SPIELBERG’S ICONIC FILM RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK

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June 13, 2016

NUVEEN INVESTMENTS EMERGING ARTIST VIOLINIST JULIA FISCHER JOINS THE CSO AND RICCARDO MUTI FOR JUNE SUBSCRIPTION CONCERTS AT SYMPHONY CENTER

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June 9, 2016

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO TO PERFORM FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT AT CARL SCHURZ HIGH SCHOOL

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June 6, 2016

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR 2016/17 SPECIAL CONCERTS AT SYMPHONY CENTER

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June 2, 2016

MUSIC DIRECTOR RICCARDO MUTI LEADS TWO PROGRAMS TO CONCLUDE THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’S 125TH SEASON

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June 1, 2016

CELLIST YO-YO MA RETURNS TO SYMPHONY CENTER TO PRESENT A DISTANT MIRROR—NEW MUSIC INSPIRED BY DIVERSE CULTURAL TRADITIONS

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May 31, 2016

MusicNOW 2016/17 SERIES PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS ANNOUNCED

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May 27, 2016

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO AND RYAN OPERA CENTER PERFORM SHAKESPEARE-INSPIRED PROGRAM LED BY SIR ANDREW DAVIS

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May 26, 2016

GRAMMY® AWARD-WINNING VOCALIST GREGORY PORTER TO PERFORM AT FINAL CONCERT OF 2015/16 SYMPHONY CENTER PRESENTS JAZZ SERIES

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May 25, 2016

CONDUCTOR EDO DE WAART LEADS THE CSO IN PROGRAM OF WORKS BY MOZART AND BEETHOVEN

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May 24, 2016

FINAL MusicNOW 2015/16 SERIES CONCERT INCLUDES WORLD PREMIERE OF LIGHT READINGS BY CSO MEAD COMPOSER-IN-RESIDENCE SAMUEL ADAMS

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May 23, 2016

THE 2015/16 SEASON OF PIANO RECITALS AT SYMPHONY CENTER CONCLUDES WITH PERFORMANCE BY PIANIST DAVID FRAY

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May 17, 2016

CONDUCTOR CRISTIAN MĂCELARU LEADS THE CSO AND CELLIST ALISA WEILERSTEIN IN WORLD PREMIERE PERFORMANCES OF PASCAL DUSAPIN’S NEW CONCERTO–OUTSCAPE

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May 17, 2016

GRAMMY® AWARD-WINNER AND NEA JAZZ MASTER WAYNE SHORTER AND HIS QUARTET TO PERFORM AT SYMPHONY CENTER

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May 16, 2016

EDO DE WAART TO REPLACE CHRISTOPH VON DOHNÁNYI IN CSO CONCERTS

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May 13, 2016

INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED PIANIST LANG LANG JOINS CHARLES DUTOIT AND THE CSO FOR A ONE-NIGHT-ONLY SPECIAL CONCERT

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May 12, 2016

CSO MUSIC DIRECTOR RICCARDO MUTI HONORED BY JAPANESE GOVERNMENT WITH THE “ORDER OF THE RISING SUN, GOLD AND SILVER STAR”

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May 11, 2016

MUSIC DIRECTOR RICCARDO MUTI LEADS CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ON TOUR TO EUROPE JANUARY 13-27, 2017

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May 9, 2016

CSO RESOUND RELEASES MASON BATES: ANTHOLOGY OF FANTASTIC ZOOLOGY CONDUCTED BY RICCARDO MUTI

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May 3, 2016

GUEST CONDUCTOR CHARLES DUTOIT RETURNS TO CSO FOR TWO WEEKS OF PROGRAMS, MAY 12–21

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April 29, 2016

CHICAGO JAZZ ORCHESTRA BRINGS SARAH VAUGHAN TRIBUTE TO SYMPHONY CENTER PRESENTS JAZZ SERIES

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April 29, 2016

DONALD RUNNICLES LEADS CSO IN PROGRAM OF WORKS BY ELGAR, STRAUSS, AND BRITTEN

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April 26, 2016

MusicNOW 2015/16 SERIES CONTINUES WITH A PROGRAM OF WORKS THAT HERALD THE ARRIVAL OF SPRING

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April 25, 2016

MATTHEW AUCOIN LEADS CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO IN TWO MAY PERFORMANCES

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April 14, 2016

BERNARD HAITINK RETURNS TO SYMPHONY CENTER TO LEAD THE CSO IN RICHARD STRAUSS’ AN ALPINE SYMPHONY

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April 13, 2016

PIANIST YEFIM BRONFMAN PERFORMS PROKOFIEV’S “WAR SONATAS” AT SYMPHONY CENTER

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April 12, 2016

SYMPHONY CENTER PRESENTS JAZZ SERIES 2016/17 PROGRAMS ANNOUNCED

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April 5, 2016

SYMPHONY CENTER PRESENTS JAZZ SERIES CONTINUES WITH APPEARANCE BY THE BRAD MEHLDAU TRIO

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April 5, 2016

VIOLINIST JAMES EHNES REPLACES CHRISTIAN TETZLAFF IN ALL-BRAHMS CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT AT SYMPHONY CENTER

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April 1, 2016

MARISS JANSONS AND THE BAVARIAN RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PERFORM SHOSTAKOVICH’S SYMPHONY NO. 7 “LENINGRAD” AT SYMPHONY CENTER

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March 29, 2016

PIANIST LEIF OVE ANDSNES RETURNS TO SYMPHONY CENTER TO PERFORM THE COMPLETE BRAHMS PIANO QUARTETS

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March 25, 2016

PIANIST RICHARD GOODE BRINGS AN ALL-BACH PROGRAM TO SYMPHONY CENTER

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March 21, 2016

SUSANNA MÄLKKI LEADS THE CSO IN COLORFUL PROGRAM INCLUDING RIMSKY-KORSAKOV’S SCHEHERAZADE

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March 21, 2016

THE TALLIS SCHOLARS PERFORM PROGRAM OF SACRED RENAISSANCE VOCAL MUSIC IN SYMPHONY CENTER PRESENTS SPECIAL CONCERT AT FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

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March 18, 2016

June 2016 Calendar of Events

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March 18, 2016

May 2016 Calendar of Events

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March 18, 2016

April 2016 Calendar of Events

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March 17, 2016

MUSIC DIRECTOR RICCARDO MUTI RETURNS TO LEAD CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN SHAKESPEARE-INSPIRED PROGRAMS IN APRIL

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March 14, 2016

PINK MARTINI RETURNS TO SYMPHONY CENTER FOR SPRING FLING CONCERT FEATURING CHINA FORBES

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March 14, 2016

TONY® AND EMMY® AWARD-WINNER KRISTIN CHENOWETH PERFORMS WITH MEMBERS OF THE CSO FOR 27TH ANNUAL CORPORATE NIGHT CONCERT ON JUNE 20, 2016

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March 10, 2016

RENOWNED RUSSIAN CONDUCTOR YURI TEMIRKANOV LEADS CSO IN MARCH CONCERTS AT SYMPHONY CENTER AND WHEATON COLLEGE

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March 7, 2016

SINGER-SONGWRITER LILA DOWNS JOINS THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA JUNE 28 FOR AN EVENING OF MUSIC INCLUDING SELECTIONS FROM HER LATEST RELEASE BALAS Y CHOCOLATE

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March 4, 2016

NEW FILMS ANNOUNCED FOR 2016/17 CSO AT THE MOVIES SERIES

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March 3, 2016

MONTREAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA COMES TO SYMPHONY CENTER WITH RUSSIAN-THEMED PROGRAM LED BY ITS MUSIC DIRECTOR KENT NAGANO

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March 1, 2016

MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS LEADS CSO AND PIANIST EMANUEL AX IN THREE CONCERTS FEATURING WORKS BY STRAVINSKY, BEETHOVEN AND SIBELIUS AT SYMPHONY CENTER

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February 26, 2016

GRAMMY® AWARD-WINNING TABLA VIRTUOSO ZAKIR HUSSAIN PERFORMS WITH THE MASTERS OF PERCUSSION AT SYMPHONY CENTER

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February 23, 2016

SIR MARK ELDER LEADS CSO IN THREE UNIQUE PROGRAMS DURING MARCH RESIDENCY

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February 22, 2016

PIANIST LISE DE LA SALLE MAKES SYMPHONY CENTER DEBUT IN PIANO SERIES PROGRAM OF WORKS BY LISZT, RAVEL AND BACH

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February 19, 2016

CLIFF COLNOT LEADS CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO IN SHOSTAKOVICH’S SYMPHONY NO. 9 AND RECENT WORK BY AUGUSTA READ THOMAS

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February 19, 2016

MusicNOW 2015/16 SERIES CONTINUES WITH AN EVENING OF WORKS SHOWCASING CONTEMPORARY USES OF TEXT AND THE HUMAN VOICE

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February 12, 2016

STEFON HARRIS AND SONIC CREED AND RUDRESH MAHANTHAPPA SHARE DOUBLE BILL AT SYMPHONY CENTER

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February 12, 2016

CONDUCTOR AND COMPOSER ESA-PEKKA SALONEN LEADS THE CSO IN DIVERSE PROGRAM OF WORKS BY BEETHOVEN, SHOSTAKOVICH, LUTOSŁAWSKI AND HIS OWN WORK—FOREIGN BODIES

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February 11, 2016

May 2016 Calendar of Events

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February 11, 2016

April 2016 Calendar of Events

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February 11, 2015

March 2016 Calendar of Events

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February 10, 2016

PIANIST MITSUKO UCHIDA JOINS MUSICIANS OF THE CSO FOR CHAMBER MUSIC PROGRAM FEATURING WORKS BY SCHUMANN AND MOZART

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February 9, 2016

MANFRED HONECK LEADS CSO OPEN REHEARSAL ON FEBRUARY 18 AND CSO CONCERTS FEBRUARY 18-20

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February 4, 2016

GENNADY ROZHDESTVENSKY LEADS CSO CONCERTS ON FEBRUARY 11, 12, 13 & 16

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February 4, 2016

MATOUS MICHAL AND SIMON MICHAL NAMED TO SECOND VIOLIN SECTION OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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February 3, 2016

BASSIST CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE BRINGS MACK AVENUE SUPERBAND TO SYMPHONY CENTER PRESENTS JAZZ SERIES

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February 2, 2016

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA MUSIC DIRECTOR RICCARDO MUTI WITHDRAWS FROM FEBRUARY CONCERTS

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January 29, 2016

SIR ANDRÁS SCHIFF RETURNS TO SYMPHONY CENTER FOR THE FINAL INSTALLMENT OF THE LAST SONATAS PROJECT

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January 26, 2016

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES PROGRAMMING FOR THE 2016/17 SEASON

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December 15, 2015

ZELL MUSIC DIRECTOR RICCARDO MUTI LEADS MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN LENTEN PERFORMANCE OF HAYDN’S THE SEVEN LAST WORDS OF OUR SAVIOR ON THE CROSS AT HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL ON FEBRUARY 19

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December 4, 2015

JAMES CONLON LEADS THE CSO IN A PROGRAM OF WORKS BY DVOŘÁK, MOZART AND VANHAL

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December 2, 2015

ONCE UPON A SYMPHONY OPENS FIRST OF TWO 2015/16 SEASON PRODUCTIONS AT SYMPHONY CENTER IN DECEMBER

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December 1, 2015

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO PERFORMS FREE COMMUNITY CONCERTS IN DECEMBER

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November 25, 2015

SCP JAZZ SERIES WELCOMES NEA JAZZ MASTER MCCOY TYNER BACK FOR UNIQUE TRIBUTE CONCERT—ECHOES WITH A FRIEND

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November 24, 2015

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES MARCH 23 CONCERT AT EDMAN MEMORIAL CHAPEL AT WHEATON COLLEGE

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November 23, 2015

RICCARDO MUTI RETURNS TO CSO FOR ONE WEEK OF CONCERTS IN DECEMBER WITH PIANIST KIRILL GERSTEIN AS CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’S 125TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON CONTINUES

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November 20, 2015

SYMPHONY CENTER PRESENTS ANNOUNCES PROGRAM DETAILS FOR SECOND ANNUAL CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

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November 19, 2015

MUSIC DIRECTOR RICCARDO MUTI LEADS CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ON TOUR TO ASIA

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November 16, 2015

CONDUCTOR MARIN ALSOP AND PIANIST JON KIMURA PARKER MAKE CSO SUBSCRIPTION DEBUTS IN PROGRAM OF WORKS BY CLYNE, BARBER, DVOŘÁK AND GERSHWIN

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November 13, 2015

CSO FAMILY MATINEE SERIES OPENS IN NOVEMBER WITH TWO “SURPRISE PARTY” CONCERTS

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November 11, 2015

HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING AT SYMPHONY CENTER OFFERS VARIETY OF SEASONAL CONCERTS AND EVENTS NOVEMBER 28 THROUGH DECEMBER 23

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November 9, 2015

MusicNOW SERIES OPENS WITH A PROGRAM OF CONTEMPORARY STRING COMPOSITIONS

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November 4, 2015

PINCHAS ZUKERMAN IS VIOLIN AND VIOLA SOLOIST, LEADING CSO IN A PROGRAM OF WORKS BY BACH, MOZART, TARTINI AND TELEMANN

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November 2, 2015

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA APPOINTS TWO NEW VIOLISTS

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