Klaus Mäkelä named next music director of the CSO

Celebrate the start of a new chapter of the CSO’s 133-year history with Klaus Mäkelä as Zell Music Director Designate.

Mäkelä returns to Chicago for two weeks in 2024/25 and will gradually devote longer periods to the CSO in subsequent seasons, beginning his term as Zell Music Director in September 2027.

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