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How Hilary Hahn’s Bond With Bach Has Endured and Grown… From Her First Recital to Today

Bach has been a part of Grammy-winning violinist Hilary Hahn's life, both in practice and performance, nearly every day since she was nine years old, and her most recent album explores her ongoing fascination with the composer.

♪ Treat Yo Self to Retta’s 5 Favorite Classical Works ♪

Actress and comedian Retta grabbed classical music lovers’ attention when she appeared on Conan O’Brien’s late night talk show, Conan when she revealed that she loves to treat herself to classical music. We spoke with Retta to find out what classical works she wants you to treat yo self to and why.

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, ...