The Chicago Symphony Orchestra

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Profile:
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is an American orchestra based in Chicago, Illinois. It is one of the five American orchestras commonly referred to as the "Big Five". Founded in 1891, the Symphony 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.

Music Directors
Theodore Thomas 1891–1905
Frederick Stock 1905–42
Désiré Defauw 1943–47
Artur Rodzinski 1947–48
Rafael Kubelik 1950–53
Fritz Reiner 1953–63
Jean Martinon 1963–68
Irwin Hoffman 1968–69
Georg Solti 1969–91
Daniel Barenboim 1991–2006
Bernard Haitink 2006–10
Riccardo Muti – since 2010

Principal Guest Conductors
Carlo Maria Giulini (1969–72)
Claudio Abbado (1982–85)
Georg Solti (1991–97) – Music Director Laureate
Pierre Boulez (1995–2006)

Composers-in-Residence
John Corigliano 1987–90
Shulamit Ran 1990–97
Augusta Read Thomas 1997–2006
Osvaldo Golijov 2006–10
Mark-Anthony Turnage 2006–10
Anna Clyne 2010–15
Mason Bates 2010–15
Samuel Adams – since 2015
Elizabeth Ogonek – since 2015
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Members:
Adolph Herseth, Adolph Weiss, Adrian Da Prato, Akiko Tarumoto, Albert Igolnikov, Albert Payson, Alex Klein (4), Alfred Frankenstein, Alfred Wallenstein, Alice Lawrence Baker, Alison Dalton, Allan Graham (2), Arnold Brostoff, Arnold Jacobs, Arthur Krehbiel, Baird Dodge, Barbara Fraser, Betty Lambert, Blair Milton, Bradley Opland, Brant Taylor, Bruce Grainger, Burl Lane, Byron Peebles, Carl Racine, Carol Baum, Carroll Martin, Catherine Brubaker, Charles Geyer, Charles Pikler, Charles Vernon, Charlie Schuchat, Chicago Symphony Strings, Chicago Symphony Winds, Clark Brody, Clarke Kessler, Cornelius Chiu, Craig Morris (3), Dale Clevenger, Daniel Gingrich, Daniel Orbach, Daniel Saidenberg, David Chickering, David Filerman, David Greenbaum, David Griffin (2), David Herbert (3), David Sanders (6), David Taylor (20), David Van Vactor, Diane Mues, Donald Evans (2), Donald Koss, Donald Moline, Donald Peck, Edgar Muenzer, Edmund Kurtz, Edmund Schuëcker, Edward Atkatz, Edward Druzinsky, Edward Metzenger, Edwin Barker, Ella Braker, Eric Wicks, Erik Harris, Ernst Friedlander, Eugene Izotov, Florence Schwartz, Floyd Cooley, Fox Fehling, Francis Akos, Frank Brouk, Frank Crisafulli, Frank Fiatarone, Frank Kaderabek, Franklyn D'Antonio, Fred Spector, Frederick Stock, Fritz Reiner, Gail Williams, Gary Stucka, Gene Pokorny, George Palermo, George Schick, George Sopkin, George Vosburgh, Gil Breines, Gina DiBello, Glenn Dodson, Gordon Peters, Grover Schiltz, Harold D. Klatz, Harold Newton, Harold Siegel, Harry Brabec, Heidi Turner, Herman Clebanoff, Hermine Gagné, Hugh A. Cowden, Hui Liu, Irving Ilmer, Irwin Fischer, Isadore Zverow, Jacques Israelievitch, James Gilbertsen, James Ross (16), James Smelser, Jay Friedman, Jennie Wagner, Jerry Grossman, Jerry Sabransky, Jerry Sirucek, Jocelyn Davis-Beck, John Bartholomew, John Bruce Yeh, John Hagstrom, John Sharp (6), John Swallow, John Weicher, Jonathan Pegis, Jorja Fleezanis, Joseph Di Bello, Joseph Golan, Joseph Guastafeste, Joseph Sciacchitano, Joseph Stepansky, Joyce Noh, Julius Baker, Karen Dirks, Karin Ursin, Karl Fruh, Katinka Kleijn, Kimberly Wright (3), Larry Combs, Laura Hamilton, Laurence Thorstenberg, Lawrence Neuman, Lawrie Bloom, Lee Lane, Lei Hou, Leonard Chausow, Leonard Sharrow, Leonard Sorkin, Li-Kuo Chang, Lionel Sayers, Lois Schaefer, Loren Brown, Louis Lowenstein, Louise Dixon (2), Lynne Turner, Mark Kraemer, Mark Ridenour, Mary Sauer, Mathieu Dufour (2), Maxwell Raimi, Melanie Kupchynsky, Michael Henoch, Michael Krasnopolsky, Michael Mulcahy, Mihaela Ionescu, Mihaly Virizlay, Milan Yancich, Milton Preves, Mischa Mischakoff, Nancy Park, Nathan Cole, Nisanne Howell, Norman Schweikert, Oscar Chausow, Otakar Sroubek, Oto Carrillo, Patricia Dash, Paul Kahn (2), Paul Phillips (4), Perry Crafton, Philip Blum, Qing Hou, Raymond Niwa, Renold Schilke, Richard Ferrin, Richard Graef, Richard Hirschl, Richard Kanter, Richard Lottridge, Richard Oldberg, Robert Chen, Robert Kassinger, Robert La Marchina, Robert Swan, Roberta Freier, Roger Cline, Ronald Satkiewicz, Royal Johnson (2), Rubén González (2), Russell Hershow, Sam Denov, Samuel Feinzimer, Samuel Gardner, Samuel Magad, Samuel Thaviu, Sando Shia, Sarah Bullen, Sheppard Lehnhoff, Sherman Walt, Sidney Harth, Sidney Weiss, Stephen Balderston, Stephen Lester, Stephen Williamson, Susan Synnestvedt, Susanna Drake, Theodore Ratzer, Theodore Silavin, Thomas Glenecke, Thomas Wright (4), Tim Cobb, Timothy Kent, Tom Hall (6), Victor Aitay, Vincent Cichowicz, Walfrid Kujala, Wayne Barrington, Wendell Hoss, Wilhelm Middelschulte, Willard Elliot, William Buchman, William Faldner, William Hector, William Scarlett, William Schoen, Yuan Qing Yu
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The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Discography

Albums

M-395 Tchaikovsky*, Chicago Symphony Orchestra*, Frederick Stock Tchaikovsky*, Chicago Symphony Orchestra*, Frederick Stock - Nutcracker Suite (Op. 71a) (Album) Columbia Masterworks M-395 1939 Sell This Version
ML 4053 Tchaikovsky*, Nathan Milstein Violin, With The The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Frederick Stock Tchaikovsky*, Nathan Milstein Violin, With The The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Frederick Stock - Concerto In D Major For Violin And Orchestra, Op. 35 (Album) Columbia Masterworks ML 4053 US 1948 Sell This Version
LM 5 Mendelssohn*, Mischa Elman, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Désiré Defauw Mendelssohn*, Mischa Elman, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Désiré Defauw - Concerto In E Minor Op. 64(10") RCA Victor Red Seal LM 5 US 1950 Sell This Version
MG 50006 Tchaikovsky* - Rafael Kubelik Conducting The Chicago Symphony Orchestra* Tchaikovsky* - Rafael Kubelik Conducting The Chicago Symphony Orchestra* - Symphony No. 6 In B Minor, Op. 74 "Pathetique" Mercury MG 50006 US 1952 Sell This Version
MG 50007 Brahms*, Rafael Kubelik Conducting The The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brahms*, Rafael Kubelik Conducting The The Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Symphony No. 1 In C Minor, Op. 68(LP, Mono) Mercury MG 50007 US 1952 Sell This Version
MG 50015 Mozart*, Rafael Kubelik Conducting The Chicago Symphony Orchestra* Mozart*, Rafael Kubelik Conducting The Chicago Symphony Orchestra* - Symphony No. 38 In D, K.504 / Symphony No. 34 In C, K.338 Mercury MG 50015 US 1953 Sell This Version
ALP.1083, ALP 1083 Rafael Kubelik, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Rafael Kubelik, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Symphony No. 4 In F Minor, Op. 36 (Album) Mercury ALP.1083, ALP 1083 UK 1953 Sell This Version
RL 3008 Schubert* - Frederick Stock Conducting The Chicago Symphony Orchestra* Schubert* - Frederick Stock Conducting The Chicago Symphony Orchestra* - Symphony In C Major "The Great" (B. & H. No. 7)(LP, Album, Mono) Columbia RL 3008 US 1953 Sell This Version
LM-1806 Richard Strauss - Fritz Reiner, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Richard Strauss - Fritz Reiner, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Salomé: Dance Of The Seven Veils / Also Sprach Zarathustra(LP, Mono) RCA Victor Red Seal LM-1806 US 1954 Sell This Version
MG-50026 Rafael Kubelik Conducting The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Rafael Kubelik Conducting The Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Music For Stringed Instruments, Percussion And Celesta / Concerto Grosso (Album) Mercury MG-50026 US 1954 Sell This Version
LM-1831, LM 1831 Brahms*, Artur Rubinstein*, Fritz Reiner, Chicago Symphony Orchestra* Brahms*, Artur Rubinstein*, Fritz Reiner, Chicago Symphony Orchestra* - Concerto No. 1 In D Minor, Op. 15 RCA Victor Red Seal, RCA Victor Red Seal LM-1831, LM 1831 US 1954 Sell This Version
MG 50037 Schubert* / Tchaikovsky* - Antal Dorati Conducting The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Schubert* / Tchaikovsky* - Antal Dorati Conducting The Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Symphony No. 8 In B Minor "Unfinished" / Romeo And Juliet, Overture • Fantasia (Album) Mercury MG 50037 US 1955 Sell This Version
LM-1903 Brahms* - Heifetz*, Reiner*, Chicago Symphony Orchestra* Brahms* - Heifetz*, Reiner*, Chicago Symphony Orchestra* - Violin Concerto (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal LM-1903 Canada 1955 Sell This Version
LM-1969 Tchaikovsky* - Gilels*Reiner*Chicago Symphony Orchestra* Tchaikovsky* - Gilels*Reiner*Chicago Symphony Orchestra* - Concerto No. 1 (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal LM-1969 US 1955 Sell This Version
LM-1807 The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner, Richard Strauss The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner, Richard Strauss - Ein Heldenleben (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal, RCA Victor Red Seal LM-1807 US 1955 Sell This Version
LM-1899, LM 1899 Beethoven*, Reiner*, Chicago Symphony Orchestra* Beethoven*, Reiner*, Chicago Symphony Orchestra* - Eroica (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal, RCA Victor Red Seal LM-1899, LM 1899 Canada 1955 Sell This Version
LM-1903, LM 1903 Brahms* - Heifetz*, Reiner*, Chicago Symphony Orchestra* Brahms* - Heifetz*, Reiner*, Chicago Symphony Orchestra* - Violin Concerto(LP, Album, Mono, Plu) RCA Victor Red Seal, RCA Victor Red Seal LM-1903, LM 1903 US 1955 Sell This Version
LM-1888 Liebermann* / Richard Strauss - Chicago Symphony Orchestra*, Sauter-Finegan Orchestra, The*, Fritz Reiner Liebermann* / Richard Strauss - Chicago Symphony Orchestra*, Sauter-Finegan Orchestra, The*, Fritz Reiner - Liebermann: Concerto For Jazz Band And Symphony • Richard Strauss: Don Juan(LP, Mono) RCA Victor Red Seal LM-1888 US 1955 Sell This Version
MG 50042 Smetana* / Mozart*, Rafael Kubelik Conducting The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Smetana* / Mozart*, Rafael Kubelik Conducting The Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Vysehrad "The High Castle" / Vltava "The Moldau" / Symphony No. 38 In D (K. 504) "Prague"(LP, Album) Mercury MG 50042 US 1955 Sell This Version
MG 50038 Bartók* / Kodály* / Antal Dorati Conducting The Chicago Symphony Orchestra* Bartók* / Kodály* / Antal Dorati Conducting The Chicago Symphony Orchestra* - Peacock Variations / Miraculous Mandarin Suite(LP, Mono) Mercury, Mercury Living Presence MG 50038 US 1955 Sell This Version
LM-1991 Beethoven* - Chicago Symphony Orchestra*, Fritz Reiner Beethoven* - Chicago Symphony Orchestra*, Fritz Reiner - Symphony No. 7 RCA Victor Red Seal LM-1991 US 1956 Sell This Version
LM 1934, LM-1934 Bartók* - Fritz Reiner / Chicago Symphony Orchestra* Bartók* - Fritz Reiner / Chicago Symphony Orchestra* - Concerto For Orchestra (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal LM 1934, LM-1934 US 1956 Sell This Version
LM-2150, LM 2150 Prokofieff* / Stravinsky* - Reiner*, Chicago Symphony* Prokofieff* / Stravinsky* - Reiner*, Chicago Symphony* - Liutenant Kije / Song Of The Nightingale (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal, RCA Victor Red Seal LM-2150, LM 2150 US 1956 Sell This Version
LM-6039 Arthur Rubinstein - Reiner*, Chicago Symphony* / Wallenstein*, RCA Victor Symphony* - Grieg* / Liszt* / Rachmaninoff* Arthur Rubinstein - Reiner*, Chicago Symphony* / Wallenstein*, RCA Victor Symphony* - Grieg* / Liszt* / Rachmaninoff* - The Concerto(2xLP, Album, Mono + Box) RCA Victor LM-6039 US 1956 Sell This Version
LM-1966 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner - Divertimento No. 17, In D, K.334 And Ein Kleine Nachmusik K.525 (A Little Night Music)(LP) RCA Victor Red Seal LM-1966 US 1956 Sell This Version