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Chicago Symphony Chorus

The Planets at Ravinia

Based on the Chicago Public Library’s One Book, One Chicago, the Ravinia Festival’s One Score, One Chicago endeavors to engage the entire community in a single musical masterpiece. This year’s selection is Holst’s The Planets. The work will be performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the women of the Chicago Symphony Chorus at 8 more…

Singing with Maestro Muti

Russian Bass Ildar Abdrazakov is in Chicago to sing the rarely performed Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti by Dmitri Shostakovich with the Chicago Symphony.  He sang the Verdi Requiem with the Orchestra several years ago and has frequented the world’s stages with Maestro Muti.  Here Abdrazakov talks about learning music with the Maestro. Ildar more…

What Makes a Great Opera Conductor?

Russian Bass Ildar Abdrazakov will follow Riccardo Muti just about anywhere–geographically AND musically.  Here Abdrazakov shares some insight into the Maestro’s work ethic. Ildar on learning a role with Muti Ildar Abdrazakov will be singing with the CSO Thursday, June 14 – Tuesday, June 19