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.

Riccardo Muti Conducts CSO, Civic in Free ‘Concert for Chicago’

As Chicagoans, we appreciate hot and breezy nights, especially when we think of the alternative. Despite the heat and some gusts of wind that nearly blew sheet music right off the stands, Zell Music Director Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra maintained their cool as they presented a free “Concert for Chicago” at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium …

Yo-Yo Ma, Civic Orchestra Musicians to Present Benefit “Concert for Peace” at St. Sabina Church

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association today announced a Concert for Peace to be presented Sunday, June 11, at 4:00 pm at St. Sabina Catholic Church on Chicago’s South Side. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the Chicago Symphony’s Creative Consultant, will join players from the Civic Orchestra, the CSOA’s training program for emerging professional musicians, and singers from the Chicago Children’s Choir. Performers …