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Yo-Yo Ma

$32 Million to the CSO

Riccardo Muti conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, c. Todd Rosenberg

The legacy of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra received a boost on Thursday with the announcement of two multimillion-dollar gifts − among the largest in the orchestra’s history according to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association. Chicago-based Sam and Helen Zell

Profile of Anthony McGill

Anthony McGill

At 33 years of age, Anthony McGill has come into his own. Since his performance at the 2009 Inauguration of Barack Obama, he’s been one of the most sought-after soloists in Classical music. When not on the road, McGill serves as Principal Clarinet to the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and also teaches at the Juilliard School. more…

Rudolf Firkusny was a Team Player

Thanks to pianist Stephen Hough for Tweeting a link to this 1990 Nike commercial featuring Rudolf Firkusny and David Robinson, former center for the San Antonio Spurs.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVKWBrVqCzs Here is Rudolf Firkusny playing on the kind of team for which he was better known. This collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman features their performance of more…