Violinist Isabella Brown Wins 2020 Crain-Maling Foundation Chicago Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition

On Saturday, March 7, four young artists competed for a dream opportunity: to perform with the CSO. With her performance of the first movement of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major, violinist Isabella Brown won the competition.

What It’s Like To Perform With Yo-Yo Ma… on a Flute Made From a Gun

This is no normal flute. Civic Orchestra’s Alexandria Hoffman explains how the gunbarrel flute was made, and how she came to play it with Yo-Yo Ma.

Meet Lina González-Granados, the CSO’s New Solti Conducting Apprentice

Between February 2020 and June 2021, Lina González-Granados will have the opportunity to study and work with Maestro Muti, conduct the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and participate in cultural activities and outreach throughout the greater Chicago area.

‘Come as You Are’: Ken-David Masur on Building Community With Civic Orchestra

For Ken-David Masur, artistry is just one aspect of a successful career in classical music; community engagement and outreach are of equal importance in building both a thriving artist and a flourishing orchestra.

14-year-old flutist Rosie Wang wins 2019 Crain-Maling Foundation Chicago Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition

Many musicians dream of performing on the stage of Orchestra Hall with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The Crain-Maling Foundation Chicago Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition makes this dream come true for one young musician every year. On Saturday, February 23, four young musicians competed on that famous stage for the opportunity to perform with the CSO during the 2019-2020 season. …