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Articles by Sam Jacobson

Juilliard String Quartet © Steve Sherman

Bracing Bartók and Beethoven from the Juilliard String Quartet at Ravinia

By , 25 June 2017
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Susanna Mälkki © Simon Fowler

Mälkki serves a smorgasbord with the Chicago Symphony

By , 21 June 2017
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Juraj Valčuha © Chicago Symphony

Valčuha makes Chicago Symphony bow in a varied Central European program

By , 04 June 2017
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Inon Barnatan © Marco Borggreve

Inon Barnatan makes Chicago Symphony debut with blistering Gershwin

By , 31 May 2017
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Murray Perahia © Felix Broede

Perahia’s Chicago recital anchored by a probing Hammerklavier

By , 12 May 2017
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Nikita Mndoyants © Emil Matveev

Nikita Mndoyants, from success in the Cleveland Competition to his upcoming debut at Carnegie Hall

By , 08 May 2017
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Neeme Järvi © Simon van Boxtel

Chicago Symphony concertmaster Robert Chen shines in Pärt and Bartók

By , 23 April 2017
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Charles Dutoit © Todd Rosenberg | Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Dutoit and Chicago Symphony reach the sublime in Easter program

By , 16 April 2017
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Charles Dutoit conducting Stravinsky's Chant funèbre © Alex Garcia

Dutoit unearths a Stravinsky rarity with the Chicago Symphony

By , 11 April 2017
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James Conlon © Robert Millard

Conlon and the Chicago Symphony show their rapport in Schubert and Mahler

By , 04 April 2017
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Esa-Pekka Salonen and Yo-Yo Ma with the Chicago Symphony © Anne Ryan

Yo-Yo Ma and Chicago Symphony bring Salonen’s new Cello Concerto to life

By , 15 March 2017
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Leila Josefowicz © Chris Lee

Salonen and Josefowicz riveting in Chicago première of Adams’ Scheherazade.2

By , 06 March 2017
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Gérard Depardieu © Todd Rosenberg Photography

Muti finds explosive drama in Ivan the Terrible in Chicago

By , 03 March 2017
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Yefim Bronfman with the CSO © Todd Rosenberg

Muti’s Mendelssohn and Bronfman’s Beethoven a winning evening with the Chicago Symphony

By , 20 February 2017
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Vivica Genaux © Ribalta Luce Studio

Fabio Biondi and Vivica Genaux engaging in Chicago Symphony’s Baroque program

By , 12 February 2017
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Angelique Kidjo © CAMI

Bruckner Orchester Linz presents an eclectic, crowd-pleasing program in Chicago

By , 07 February 2017
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Franz Welser-Möst © Roger Mastroianni

Pure gold from the Clevelanders and Welser-Möst in Chicago

By , 23 January 2017
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Joseph Kalichstein © Joseph Kalichstein

Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio brings warmth to Northwestern’s Winter Chamber Music Festival

By , 15 January 2017
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Michael Tilson Thomas © Todd Rosenberg Photography

Tilson Thomas offers dynamic ballet scores in Chicago

By , 19 December 2016
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Neeme Järvi © Simon van Boxtel

Neeme Järvi returns to the Chicago Symphony with bracing Sibelius

By , 12 December 2016
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