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Articles by Sam Jacobson

Denis Kozhukhin and the Chicago Symphony © Todd Rosenberg Photography

Krivine and Kozhukhin have energetic outings with the Chicago Symphony

By , 22 November 2016
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Jaap van Zweden and Christiane Karg with the CSO © Alex Garcia

Jaap van Zweden conducts a profound meditation on the end of life in Chicago

By , 11 November 2016
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Schoenberg: Five Pieces for Orchestra © Todd Rosenberg Photography

Levine leads the Chicago Symphony in an iridescent Symphonie fantastique

By , 08 November 2016
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Andrés Orozco-Estrada © Todd Rosenberg Photography

Colorful but uneven program for Orozco-Estrada’s Chicago Symphony debut

By , 31 October 2016
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David Afkham © Felix Broede

David Afkham hits the right note in Chicago Symphony debut

By , 25 October 2016
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Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra © Todd Rosenberg Photography

Muti recreates Chicago Symphony’s inaugural program

By , 18 October 2016
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Michael Mulcahy premieres Five Hallucinations in Chicago © Todd Rosenberg Photography

Hallucinations in Chicago: Mulcahy and Gaffigan premiere new Carl Vine concerto

By , 09 October 2016
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Eric Owens (Wotan) © Todd Rosenberg

Perplexing staging not enough to derail a gloriously sung Rheingold at Lyric Opera

By , 07 October 2016
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Joyce DiDonato and Riccardo Muti © Todd Rosenberg Photography

Muti and DiDonato introduce Italian rarities to Chicago

By , 02 October 2016
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Riccardo Muti on opening night © Todd Rosenberg Photography

Muti opens Chicago season with a majestic Bruckner Seventh

By , 26 September 2016
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Jonathan Biss © Benjamin Ealovega

Jonathan Biss illuminates Beethoven’s piano sonatas at Ravinia

By , 24 August 2016
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David Zinman and Misha Dichter © Patrick Gipson | Ravinia

Bernstein’s Age of Anxiety highlights Zinman’s Ravinia program

By , 11 August 2016
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James Levine © Patrick Gipson | Ravinia

Levine makes triumphant Ravinia homecoming with Mahler’s Resurrection

By , 25 July 2016
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Riccardo Muti, soloists, Chicago Symphony and Chorus © Todd Rosenberg Photography

Transcendent Bruckner as Muti closes CSO’s 125th season

By , 30 June 2016
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Riccardo Muti © Todd Rosenberg Photography

Beauty, serenity, and love: Muti conducts Beethoven and Brahms in somber times

By , 18 June 2016
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Martin Helmchen © Marco Borggreve

Dohnányi and CSO in a second offering of Mozart and Beethoven

By , 14 June 2016
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Daniel Gingrich, Edo de Waart and the CSO © Todd Rosenberg Photography

Edo de Waart leads the CSO in lively Mozart and Beethoven

By , 08 June 2016
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Charles Dutoit © Robert Taylor

Charles Dutoit leads a resplendent Firebird in Chicago

By , 26 May 2016
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Javier Perianes © Daniel García Bruno

Dutoit and Perianes bring Spanish fire to Chicago

By , 17 May 2016
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Donald Runnicles © Simon Pauly

Behind the enigma: Donald Runnicles explores Elgar in Chicago

By , 12 May 2016
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