TAWANI Foundation Commits $10 million to Chicago Symphony Orchestra

The TAWANI Foundation, through its founder, Colonel Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired), announces that it will be committing $10 million to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSO). In a statement, the foundation said that multi-year gift will include a $5 million challenge grant, incentivizing other donors to join the effort. The funds will help support the organization’s “SEMPRE ALWAYS: The {…}

John Osborn, Amanda Forsythe, Joélle Harvey & Christian Van Horn Lead Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s 2024-25 Season

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2024-25 season. Here are the vocal performances. Nicholas Kraemer conducts a program that includes the music of Händel, Beethoven, and Mozart. Soloists include Amanda Forsythe, Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, Josh Lovell, and Michael Sumuel. Performance Dates: Oct. 17-19, 2024 Fabien Gabel and Konstantin Krimmel team up for a program of music by Britten, Mahler, {…}

‘Montgomery and the Blacknificent 7’ Opens Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s 2023-24 MusicNOW Series

(Photo credit: 21C Media Group) Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) announced its 2023-24 MusicNOW series will open with the “Montgomery and the Blacknificent 7” on Dec. 3. The program is curated by CSO’s Mead Composer-in-Residence and Musical America’s 2023 Composer of the Year Jessie Montgomery. New and recent work by members of the Black composers’ collective known as the Blacknificent 7 {…}

Matthew Polenzani, Christian Gerhaher & Issachah Savage Lead Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s 2023-24 Season

(Credit: Gregor Hohenberg/Fay Fox) The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2023-24 season. For the purposes of this article, here is a look at the vocal performances of the season. Jaap van Zweden conducts Christian Gerhaher in a program that includes Shekhar, Mahler, and Beethoven. Performance Dates: Oct. 12-15, 2023 The Vienna Boys Choir is set to perform a Christmas concert. {…}

Erin Morley, Sasha Cooke & Elliot Madore Lead Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s 2022-23 Season

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2022-23 season which will feature Riccardo Muti’s final season as the CSO’s music director. Muti has served as Music Director for 13 years. Here is a look at the vocal performances for the season. Thomas Søndergård conducts a program with music by Stravinsky, Beethoven, and Sibelius with soloist Francesco Piemontesi and Chicago Symphony {…}