WFMT and CSO Partner for New Broadcast and Streaming Series Amidst COVID-19 Crisis

Today, WFMT and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra announce the launch of an exciting new broadcast and streaming series: From the CSO’s Archives: Maestro’s Choice—For All Music Lovers in These Difficult Times.

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.

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma Performs Bach’s Cello Suites in Free Concert for Chicago

Even though the evening of Thursday, June 20 felt more like autumn than summer, the cool weather did not deter thousands from attending cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s performance of Bach’s six cello suites at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. The free concert, presented by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association in partnership with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and …

CSO Contract Ratified, Strike Ends After 7 Weeks

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra strike has ended and a new, five-year contract through September 2023 has been ratified, the CSO musicians and management have confirmed.

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma to Present Free Concert in Millennium Park, Shares New Music Video Celebrating Cultural and Artistic Harmony

“Culture – the way we express ourselves and understand each other – can bind us together as one world.” This powerful sentence opens cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s recent video of the Prelude from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major. This video also coincides with “The Bach Project,” Ma’s quest to perform all of Bach’s six cello suites at 36 locations around the world including at Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago’s Millennium Park in June 2019.