Rosenthal Archives of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association

Formed in 1990 during the CSO’s centennial season, the Samuel R. and Marie Louise Rosenthal Archives of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association house an extensive collection of audio-visual materials, programs, photographs, newspaper clippings and administrative records documenting the activities of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Civic Orchestra and Orchestra Hall and Symphony Center events.

Additional Information
History of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1891 by Theodore Thomas.
Explore more
Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center
Orchestra Hall was inaugurated in 1904 and Symphony Center opened in 1997.
Explore more
Former Music Directors
Biographies of former music directors from Theodore Thomas to Riccardo Muti
Explore more
Former Musicians
A list of former rostered members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Explore more
Rosenthal Archives Services
The Rosenthal Archives offers a number of services to CSO patrons, media and the general public.
Explore more
From the Archives Blog
Frank Villella, director of the CSOA's Rosenthal Archives, writes the blog From the Archives.
Explore more
Contact Rosenthal Archives
Send a message to the Rosenthal Archives of the CSOA.
Explore more
Support your orchestra
Give today