Announcing the 2023/24 Season

Explore the sounds of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s 2023/24 season, including works by the great symphonists — Beethoven, Brahms, Bruckner and Mahler — to musical storytellers such as Holst, Ravel, Rimsky-Korsakov and Stravinsky, with appearances by leading conductors and world-class soloists.

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New Release — Contemporary American Composers

Coming to retailers worldwide in summer 2023, Contemporary American Composers is the Orchestra’s highly anticipated next installment on its award-winning CSO Resound label. The release showcases captivating works by living composers, including Jessie Montgomery’s meditation for orchestra, Hymn for Everyone; Max Raimi’s Three Lisel Mueller Settings, featuring mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong, and Philip Glass’ electrifying Eleventh Symphony.

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Orchestra Hall Miniature Table Lamp

Take the iconic architecture of Orchestra Hall home with you in this one-of-a-kind miniature label lamp, 3D printed in plaster with incredible detail. The perfect gift for the ultimate CSO fan!

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Margaret Hillis: Unsung Pioneer

Conductor, airplane pilot, educator, activist — Margaret Hillis was a pioneer in American choral music. The first woman to regularly conduct a major symphony orchestra, she was the founder of the Chicago Symphony Chorus and served for 37 years as its first director. Now, for the first time, Margaret Hillis’ extraordinary life and trailblazing career can be explored by readers worldwide in Margaret Hillis: Unsung Pioneer, written by Chicago Symphony Chorus associate director Cheryl Frazes Hill.

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And the Grammy goes to . . .

Mason Bates: Philharmonia Fantastique

Explore the age-old connection of creativity and technology in Philharmonia Fantastique: The Making of the Orchestra, a modern day Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra by former Mead Composer-in-Residence Mason Bates. Winner of the 2022 Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Classical.

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