The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) was founded by Theodore Thomas in 1891. The ensemble makes its home at Orchestra Hall in Chicago and plays a summer season at the Ravinia Festival. The music director is Riccardo Muti, who began his tenure in 2010. The CSO is one of five American orchestras commonly referred to as the "Big Five".
Past BBC Events
Proms 2008: Prom 72
Proms 2008: Prom 71
Proms 2001: Prom 65
Proms 2001: Prom 63
Proms 1998: Prom 61
Performances & Interviews from Similar Artists
Perfect three part harmony?
Neptune, the Mystic
Paul Lewis: how can life shape the way we hear music?
Claire Booth: is the scherzo from Bruckner's 8th Symphony in 3/4 or 6/8?
Beethoven: Symphony No 7 in A major – excerpt (Prom 74)
Brahms: Variations on the St Anthony Chorale, Op 56a – excerpt (Prom 74)
Sir Simon Rattle on orchestras and fine wines