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RECENT PRESS RELEASES

March 27, 2017

MusicNOW 2016/17 SERIES CONTINUES WITH CONCERT HONORING THE LEGACY OF PIERRE BOULEZ

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March 24, 2017

JAMES CONLON TO REPLACE BERNARD HAITINK IN CSO CONCERTS FEATURING MAHLER’S DAS LIED VON DER ERDE (THE SONG OF THE EARTH)

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March 21, 2017

ALL-STAR ROSTER OF PIANISTS PAY TRIBUTE TO JAZZ PIANO LEGEND OSCAR PETERSON IN OSCAR, WITH LOVE

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March 20, 2017

GRAMMY® AWARD-WINNING VIOLINIST ANNE-SOPHIE MUTTER AND PIANIST LAMBERT ORKIS RETURN TO SYMPHONY CENTER

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March 17, 2017

THREE NEW SPECIAL CONCERTS FEATURING INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FOR 2017/18 SEASON AT SYMPHONY CENTER

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March 16, 2017

WINNERS OF 2017 CRAIN-MALING FOUNDATION CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA YOUTH AUDITIONS ANNOUNCED

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March 15, 2017

RUSSIAN PIANIST DANIIL TRIFONOV RETURNS TO SYMPHONY CENTER PRESENTS PIANO SERIES

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March 15, 2017

NEEME JÄRVI TO REPLACE CHRISTOPH VON DOHNÁNYI IN CSO CONCERTS

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March 9, 2017

SITAR PLAYER AND COMPOSER ANOUSHKA SHANKAR RETURNS TO SYMPHONY CENTER

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March 8, 2017

MUSIC DIRECTOR RICCARDO MUTI RETURNS IN MARCH TO LEAD THE CSO IN WORLD PREMIERE OF NEW WORK BY CSO MEAD COMPOSER-IN-RESIDENCE SAMUEL ADAMS

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March 3, 2017

LEAGUE OF THE CSOA HOSTS BENEFIT EVENING – “A TOAST TO GERSHWIN”

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March 2, 2017

NEW FILMS ANNOUNCED FOR 2017/18 CSO AT THE MOVIES SERIES

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March 1, 2017

AWARD-WINNING PIANIST IGOR LEVIT MAKES CHICAGO DEBUT ON SYMPHONY CENTER PRESENTS PIANO SERIES

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February 28, 2017

JAZZ 100: THE MUSIC OF DIZZY, ELLA, MONGO AND MONK COMES TO SYMPHONY CENTER PRESENTS JAZZ SERIES

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February 27, 2017

May 2017 Calendar of Events

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February 27, 2017

April 2017 Calendar of Events

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February 27, 2017

March 2017 Calendar of Events

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February 24, 2017

YURI TEMIRKANOV LEADS ST. PETERSBURG PHILHARMONIC IN FINAL CONCERT OF 2016/17 SYMPHONY CENTER PRESENTS ORCHESTRA SERIES

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February 23, 2017

ESA-PEKKA SALONEN LEADS TWO WEEKS OF SUBSCRIPTION CONCERTS WITH THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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February 17, 2018

WYNTON MARSALIS AND THE JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA (JLCO) RETURN TO CHICAGO FOR MULTI-DAY RESIDENCY INCLUDING CONCERTS AND SCHOOL PROGRAMS

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February 16, 2017

CSO PRINCIPAL TRUMPET CHRISTOPHER MARTIN DEPARTS FROM CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AFTER 11 YEARS

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February 15, 2017

THE CSO’S AFRICAN AMERICAN NETWORK HOSTS INAUGURAL EVENT AT SYMPHONY CENTER DURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH

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February 13, 2017

BRITISH PIANIST BENJAMIN GROSVENOR MAKES SYMPHONY CENTER PRESENTS PIANO SERIES DEBUT

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February 9, 2017

CELEBRATED JAPANESE TAIKO DRUMMERS OF KODO RETURN TO SYMPHONY CENTER

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February 7, 2017

MUSIC DIRECTOR RICCARDO MUTI RETURNS TO CSO FOR TWO WEEKS OF CONCERTS AND ACTIVITIES IN FEBRUARY

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February 1, 2017

FABIO BIONDI MAKES CSO DEBUT AS CONDUCTOR AND VIOLIN SOLOIST IN BAROQUE PROGRAM OF WORKS BY VIVALDI AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES

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February 1, 2017

SYMPHONY CENTER PRESENTS ORCHESTRA SERIES CONTINUES WITH THE BUDAPEST FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA

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January 31, 2017

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES PROGRAMMING FOR THE 2017/18 SEASON

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January 19, 2017

NICHOLAS PAYTON & AFRO-CARIBBEAN MIXTAPE TO REPLACE TERENCE BLANCHARD FEATURING THE E-COLLECTIVE IN SYMPHONY CENTER PRESENTS JAZZ SERIES CONCERT

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January 18, 2017

93XRT PRESENTS MAVIS STAPLES AT SYMPHONY CENTER

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January 11, 2017

FRANZ WELSER-MÖST AND THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA OPEN THE 2016/17 SYMPHONY CENTER PRESENTS ORCHESTRAS SERIES

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January 9, 2017

MUSIC DIRECTOR RICCARDO MUTI AND CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA EMBARK ON SEVEN-CITY EUROPEAN TOUR

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January 6, 2017

NEW GUEST ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FOR CHICAGO LIVE BROADCAST OF A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION WITH CHRIS THILE

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January 4, 2017

March 2017 Calendar of Events

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January 4, 2017

February 2017 Calendar of Events

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January 4, 2017

January 2017 Calendar of Events

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January 3, 2016

ACCLAIMED SAXOPHONIST BRANFORD MARSALIS AND HIS QUARTET RETURN TO SYMPHONY CENTER PRESENTS JAZZ SERIES WITH VOCALIST KURT ELLING

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December 9, 2016

MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS RETURNS TO SYMPHONY CENTER TO LEAD THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN PROKOFIEV’S ROMEO AND JULIET

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December 1, 2016

SYMPHONY CENTER PRESENTS ANNOUNCES PROGRAM DETAILS FOR CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION CONCERT

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December 1, 2016

CONDUCTOR NEEME JÄRVI LEADS THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN PROGRAM OF WORKS BY GLAZUNOV, PROKOFIEV AND SIBELIUS

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November 30, 2016

REDISCOVERED STRAVINSKY WORK—FUNERAL SONG—TO BE FEATURED IN CSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERTS, APRIL 6-11, 2017

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November 18, 2016

CSO AT THE MOVIES 2016/17 SERIES OPENS NOVEMBER 25 WITH E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL IN CONCERT

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November 14, 2016

MusicNOW 2016/17 SERIES CONTINUES WITH 80TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR ICONIC AMERICAN COMPOSER STEVE REICH

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November 14, 2016

February 2017 Calendar of Events

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November 14, 2016

December 2016 Calendar of Events

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November 11, 2016

CONDUCTOR EMMANUEL KRIVINE MAKES CSO DEBUT IN NOVEMBER SUBSCRIPTION CONCERTS

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November 9, 2016

FESTIVE CONCERTS AND FILM PRESENTATIONS ‘DECK THE HALL’ AS PART OF 2016 HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING AT SYMPHONY CENTER

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November 8, 2016

PRINCIPAL PIANO MARY SAUER RETIRES AFTER 57 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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November 4, 2016

JAAP VAN ZWEDEN RETURNS TO LEAD CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS IN BRAHMS’ A GERMAN REQUIEM

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November 3, 2016

CELEBRATED AMERICAN PIANIST JEREMY DENK RETURNS TO SYMPHONY CENTER PRESENTS PIANO SERIES

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November 3, 2016

CONDUCTOR AND PIANIST BRAMWELL TOVEY TO LEAD THE CSO AND PERFORM IN ALL-GERSHWIN PROGRAM ON MARCH 24 & 25

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November 2, 2016

NEW ORLEANS LEGEND DR. JOHN MAKES SYMPHONY CENTER DEBUT IN “THE SPIRIT OF SATCH” ON SCP JAZZ SERIES

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October 27, 2016

JAMES LEVINE RETURNS TO SYMPHONY CENTER TO LEAD THE CSO IN HIS SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT DEBUT

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October 26, 2016

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ASSOCIATION CELEBRATES ARTISTIC HIGHLIGHTS OF 125th ANNIVERSARY SEASON AND ANNOUNCES OPERATING RESULTS

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October 25, 2016

VIOLINIST HILARY HAHN OPENS SYMPHONY CENTER PRESENTS 2016/17 CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES

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October 19, 2016

ANDRÉS OROZCO-ESTRADA MAKES CSO DEBUT WITH A PROGRAM OF WORKS BY KODÁLY, SIBELIUS, IVES AND STRAUSS

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October 13, 2016

INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED PIANIST RUDOLF BUCHBINDER OPENS THE 2016/17 SYMPHONY CENTER PRESENTS PIANO SERIES

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October 12, 2016

GRAMMY® AWARD-WINNER AND FOLK MUSIC ICON JOAN BAEZ APPEARS AT SYMPHONY CENTER

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October 7, 2016

January 2017 Calendar of Events

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October 7, 2016

November 2016 Calendar of Events

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October 7, 2016

NUVEEN INVESTMENTS EMERGING ARTIST DAVID AFKHAM MAKES SUBSCRIPTION DEBUT WITH THE CSO IN PROGRAM OF WORKS BY BEETHOVEN AND SHOSTAKOVICH

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October 6, 2016

CSOA PRESENTS SERIES OF FREE CONCERTS AND EVENTS IN CHICAGO’S SOUTH SIDE COMMUNITIES IN 2016/17

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October 3, 2016

FAMED BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB™ VOCALIST OMARA PORTUONDO OPENS 2016/17 SYMPHONY CENTER PRESENTS JAZZ SERIES

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September 29, 2016

MUSIC DIRECTOR RICCARDO MUTI RETURNS IN OCTOBER FOR A WEEK OF CSO PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

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September 23, 2016

MusicNOW 2016/17 SERIES OPENING CONCERT FEATURES TWO MusicNOW-COMISSIONED WORLD PREMIERES

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September 15, 2016

CONDUCTOR JAMES GAFFIGAN LEADS THE CSO AND CSO TROMBONIST MICHAEL MULCAHY IN WORLD PREMIERE OF CARL VINE’S FIVE HALLUCINATIONS

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September 14, 2016

October 2016 Calendar of Events

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September 14, 2016

December 2016 Calendar of Events

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September 8, 2016

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO ANNOUNCES DETAILS FOR 2016/17 SEASON PERFORMANCES AND ACTIVITIES

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September 1, 2016

MARIACHI VARGAS DE TECALITLÁN MARKS 10TH ANNUAL CONCERT AT SYMPHONY CENTER IN OCTOBER

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August 30, 2016

MUSIC DIRECTOR RICCARDO MUTI OPENS CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’S 2016/17 SEASON

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August 24, 2016

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA RELEASES NEW RECORDING BY RICCARDO MUTI ON CSO RESOUND LABEL—SCHOENBERG: KOL NIDRE AND SHOSTAKOVICH: SUITE ON VERSES OF MICHELANGELO BUONARROTI

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August 23, 2016

GRAMMY® AWARD-WINNING BRAZILIAN SINGER-SONGWRITER CAETANO VELOSO AND SPECIAL GUEST TERESA CRISTINA PERFORM IN SPECIAL CONCERT AT SYMPHONY CENTER

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August 12, 2016

INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED CONDUCTOR JAAP VAN ZWEDEN IS SPECIAL GUEST AT THE LEAGUE OF THE CSOA’S “FALL IN LOVE WITH MUSIC” BRUNCH

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August 8, 2016

THE CSOA ANNOUNCES PROGRAM UPDATES AND CONCERTS ADDED TO THE 2016/17 SEASON SCHEDULE

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August 5, 2016

November 2016 Calendar of Events

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August 5, 2016

October 2016 Calendar of Events

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August 5, 2016

September 2016 Calendar of Events

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August 4, 2016

ALEX KLEIN NAMED AS PRINCIPAL OBOE OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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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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