Chicago Symphony Orchestra

The Blackhawks pose for a photo after winning the Stanley Cup following a 2-0 win against the Lightning in Game 6. (Getty Images)

Watch: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Plays ‘Chelsea Dagger’ To Celebrate Blackhawks

Everyone’s getting in on the fun.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2015

(Credit: Merit School of Music Facebook)

Made In Chicago: Merit School Of Music

For decades, the non-profit Merit School of Music in the West Loop has been training the most promising musical prodigies in the city.



Best Date Night Shows For Valentine’s Day In Chicago

If you want to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your significant other, keep the following list of five Chicago-area shows in mind when planning your date night.


Italian conductor Claudio Abbado walks on stage before the start of a concert performed by the musicians of the Berlin Philharmonic on the open-air stage of Berlin's "Waldbuehne" on May 24, 2008. (Photo credit: MICHAEL GOTTSCHALK/AFP/Getty Images)

Former CSO Guest Conductor Claudio Abbado Dies

Claudio Abbado, a renowned Italian conductor with a long relationship with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, died Monday morning at the age of 80 at his home in Italy.


A general view of the United Center during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Plays Blackhawks’ Goal Song ‘Chelsea Dagger’

It’s the song every Blackhawks fan loves to hear as often as possible at the United Center, just not how it normally sounds.


Make-A-Wish America recipient Hanna Waters talks some shop with the CSO horn section. (L-R) Susanna Gaunt, David Griffin, Oto Carrillo, Waters, Dan Gingrich, Jim Smelser and Dale Clevenger. (Photo: Brian Kersey/Facebook)

Teen’s Wish Comes True With Chicago Symphony Orchestra

A Texas teenager who’s battling cancer lived her dream this week when she was able to perform with some of the musicians in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

WBBM Newsradio–03/15/2013

The main entrance of Chicago's Orchestra Hall, home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Chicago. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CSO Musicians Get Raises, But Costlier Health Care

Musicians with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will receive a 4.5 percent salary increase over three years under a new contract but will also have to pay increased health care costs.


The main entrance of Chicago's Orchestra Hall, home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Chicago. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CSO, Musicians Reach Tentative Deal, Ending Strike

The CSO’s management released a joint statement Monday with the Chicago Federation of Musicians announcing the deal for a new three-year collective bargaining agreement, which would take effect retroactively to Sept. 17.

WBBM Newsradio–09/24/2012

The Gage restaurant, at 24 S. Michigan Av. (Credit: CBS)

Symphony Strike Could Hurt Businesses Near Orchestra Hall

The musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra were on their second day on strike on Sunday. The walkout wasn’t only hitting a sour note with classical music fans, it has also dealt a blow to businesses near Orchetra Hall.

CBS Chicago–09/23/2012

CSO musicians picket outside the orchestra hall Saturday night. (CBS)

CSO Musicians Strike, Throwing Season Into Chaos

Musicians at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra went on strike Saturday, disappointing patrons who showed up for an evening performance, and potentially throwing the organization’s upcoming season into chaos.



Chicago Symphony Orchestra Weighs Expanding Into Western Suburbs

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is taking a hard look at expanding its presence in the western suburbs. But it is not yet time to get in line for tickets.

WBBM Newsradio–06/08/2012

The main entrance of Chicago's Orchestra Hall, home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Chicago. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Fistfight Stuns Patrons At Chicago Symphony Orchestra

It gets so quiet during the second movement of the Brahms Symphony No. 2, you could almost hear a pin drop.


Ravinia Festival

Glen Campbell’s Goodbye Tour Among Season’s Headliners At Ravinia

Ravinia has something for everyone as usual this summer, from multiple headliners who performed at the original Woodstock to an artist who played at Lollapalooza not long ago – not to mention a stop by Glen Campbell on his goodbye tour.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2012


Family Fun Guide To Halloween Events

What kid doesn’t love Halloween? In Chicago, Halloween is not one day, but more like a whole month. There is no shortage of events and activities to do with your family…


Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti applauds along side his wife, Cristina, and Cardiologist Dr. Bradley P. Knight following a performance at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. (Credit: Todd Rosenberg Photography)

CSO, Muti Show Their Gratitude To Northwestern Hospital

Musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra struck a note of gratitude at Northwestern Memorial Hospital this week.


Chicago Symphony Orchestra conductor Ricardo Muti

Muti To Return To CSO Next Season

Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director Riccardo Muti is out of the hospital and in fact, preparing to take the orchestra on the road next season.

CBS Chicago–02/15/2011

CSO conductor Riccardo Muti

Doctors Give CSO’s Riccardo Muti A Pacemaker

Doctors say they have learned why Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director Riccardo Muti fainted during a rehearsal last week, and they have implanted a standard pacemaker to help insure it does not happen again.


Roger Ebert

Chicago Symphony Orchestra To Honor Ebert

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is planning to pay tribute to America’s most respected living movie critic later this month.

CBS Chicago–02/08/2011

Chicago Symphony Orchestra conductor Ricardo Muti

CSO Maestro Muti’s Surgery Successful

The Chicago Symphony’s renowned music director Riccardo Muti is said to be resting comfortably at Northwestern Memorial Hospital after surgery Monday.

CBS Chicago–02/08/2011

Chicago Symphony Orchestra conductor Ricardo Muti

Muti To Undergo Surgery After Fainting

Chicago Symphony Orchestra conductor Riccardo Muti is set to undergo surgery Monday, after fainting during a rehearsal last week and suffering multiple facial and jaw fractures.

CBS Chicago–02/07/2011