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CSO Sessions Episode 20:
Mazzoli & Schoenberg

Schoenberg’s Transfigured Night is one of the last great romantic works of the canon, in which a string sextet spins the intimate story of a couple deeply in love and the secrets they share on their walk through a cold, moonlit forest.

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Welcome to CSOtv

A new way to experience the CSO on your own schedule, on your own device, from the comfort of your own home

CSOtv gives you access to the best free and premium digital performances, available to stream in high definition on demand from your favorite device. With episodes released weekly and more coming soon, there's always something new to watch on CSOtv.

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CSO Sessions

CSO Sessions is your front-row seat to the exceptional artistry of the musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performing the works of composers of the past and of today. With CSO musicians as your guide, discover programs that connect listeners to the transformative power of music, filmed in Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center, the home of the CSO.

CSO Sessions

Episode 20 Available May 27–Jun 25
Mazzoli and Schoenberg


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CSO Sessions

Episode 21 Available Jun 10–Jul 9
Cult of Electromagnetic
Connectivity


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CSO Sessions

Episode 22 Available Jun 24–Jul 23
Requiem


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CSO for Kids

Produced in partnership with Chicago Children’s Theatre, these fun and engaging videos bring music to life through the exploration of contemporary children’s literature. Performances by musicians of the CSO are woven with beautiful illustrations and narration by celebrated Chicagoans, including First Lady of Chicago Amy Eshleman, Kurt Elling and more.

Episode 1
My Magic Breath


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Episode 2
The Music in George's Head


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Episode 3
May There Always Be Sunshine


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Episode 4
Maybe Something Beautiful


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Episode 5
Exquisite


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Episode 6
School's Out


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From the CSO’s Archives: Great Music From Chicago

In 1951, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra became the first American orchestra to appear on a weekly television series. Originally called Hour of Music and later Great Music from Chicago, these concerts were carried over WGN-TV and featured world-renowned conductors and soloists, along with members of the Orchestra.

Walter Hendl and Frank Miller

Episode 2  
Walter Hendl & Frank Miller


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Désiré Defauw

Episode 3
Désiré Defauw


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Walter Hendl Isaac Stern

Episode 4
Walter Hendl & Isaac Stern


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Civic Orchestra of Chicago

Enjoy a free series featuring musicians from the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the CSO's prestigious program for emerging professional musicians, filmed at Orchestra Hall and beyond.

Civic

Episode 1  
Montgomery, Akiho, Sorey
& Adams


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Civic

Episode 2  
Shared Reality


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Civic

Episode 3  
Saint-Georges, Clarke & Hensel


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Civic

Episode 4  
Martinů, Debussy & Stravinsky


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Civic

Episode 5  
Form the Fabric


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Civic

Episode 6  
Mazzoli & Schumann


Coming Jul 8

Features

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Muti Conducts
Beethoven 9


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CSO Virtual Recital:
Lincoln String Quartet


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Sounds of Celebration:
An Evening at Home with the CSO


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Tribute to Veterans:
Trumpeting the Power of Music


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The Symphony of Rhythm

The Symphony of Rhythm: Solti Conducts Beethoven's Seventh

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Negaunee Music Institute Showcase

Negaunee Music Institute Showcase

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Most episodes on CSOtv are available for free and can be watched directly from cso.org/tv beginning on their premiere date. Episodes marked “Premium” require payment to access, and can be ordered in advance or after their premiere date. You will need a cso.org account to order premium episodes.

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