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Watch pianist Tomer Gewirtzman play Haydn and Scriabin

First prize winner at the 2015 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Israeli pianist Tomer Gewirtzman, artfully expresses style, sensitivity, and virtuosity at the keyboard. Watch his performance as part of the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts series.

How legendary pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque found freedom through new music

Katia and Marielle sat down to share their passion for rarely-performed gems, their love of new music, and how living composers have helped them find the freedom that fuels their artistry.

Beyond ‘Tristan’

One of the more innovative efforts of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in recent years has been the concert series Beyond the Score. It’s an opportunity to peel the curtain back on a composition, on a composer’s mindset, and on their interaction with orchestral instruments. Each show combines musical excerpts, narration, and visuals to examine a single piece of music. After intermission, ...