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  Learn more about Orchestra in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Full size orchestras may sometimes be called "symphony orchestras" or "philharmonic orchestras"; these prefixes do not indicate any difference either to the instrumental content or role of the orchestra, but can be useful to distinguish different orchestras based in the same city (for instance, the London Symphony Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Orchestra).
At first the orchestra was an aristocratic luxury, performing privately at the courts of the princes and nobles of Italy; but in the 17th century performances were given in theatres, and Germany eagerly followed.
In ancient Greece the orchestra was the space between the auditorium and the proscenium (or stage), in which were stationed the chorus and the instrumentalistss.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /o/or/orchestra.html   (636 words)

 American Symphony Orchestra League::SYMPHONY
The Chicago Orchestra, in this context, complexly embodied the elitist or democratic aspirations of a Rose Fay Thomas, Ferdinand Peck, or Charles Norman Fay.
Chicago's telephone operators were instructed to tell callers, "Theodore Thomas is dead," before asking, "Number, please." Chicago's newspapers called him "dean of the world of music," the "greatest conductor of his time." In New York, Thomas was recalled from a distance.
In the wake of Thomas's death, the trustees of the Chicago Orchestra renamed it the Theodore Thomas Orchestra.
www.symphony.org /news/room/sym4nd.shtml   (2740 words)

 Boston.com / A&E / Music / Chicago Symphony Orchestra OK's contract   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Musicians in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra approved a three-year labor contract that provides a raise after a year but grants concessions on benefits, officials said.
CHICAGO -- Musicians in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra approved a three-year labor contract that provides a raise after a year but grants concessions on benefits, officials said.
The Chicago Federation of Musicians and the symphony association's board of trustees approved the agreement.
www.boston.com /ae/music/articles/2004/11/07/chicago_symphony_orchestra_oks_contract   (201 words)

 CMT.com : Chicago Symphony Orchestra : Biography
In his honor, the Chicago Orchestra was renamed the Theodore Thomas Orchestra in 1906.
Moreover, Reiner's arrival with the orchestra coincided with its move to RCA Victor Records, which, in 1954, was beginning to experiment with stereo recording.
He is both popular and respected, and his tenure with the Chicago Symphony coincided with his becoming the winner of the greatest number of Grammy Awards of any musician in history, in any field, although Solti has also recorded with orchestras in London and Vienna.
www.cmt.com /artists/az/chicago_symphony_orchestra/bio.jhtml   (908 words)

 Chicago Symphony Orchestra on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Members of the Iraq National Symphony Orchestra rehearse at the Baghdad Convention Center in October 2003.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra president Henry Fogel, who expects the orchestra's current deficit of $1.3 million to reach $2 million in the next fiscal year, is "more than optimistic" about the CSO's fut
Christoph von Dohnanyi conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Center in Chicago, Illinois, on May 6, 2004.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/C/ChicagoS1O1.asp   (615 words)

 98.7WFMT Radio Network | Chicago Symphony Retrospective   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra recordings have earned fifty-six Grammy Awards from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, including several Classical Album of the Year honors, as well as a number of Best Classical Performances in the choral, orchestral, instrumental and vocal soloist, and engineering categories.
During its world tours, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is greeted by popular and critical acclaim, and the syndicated broadcasts have been heard by millions in every corner of the world.
His last series, "From Stock to Solti," which was broadcast around the celebration of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Centennial season, traced the recording history of the CSO under its various conductors.
www.wfmt.com /radionetwork/csr.html   (749 words)

 Chicago Symphony Orchestra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Bartók later admitted that it was “very difficult for the orchestra and the public”—though its greatest difficulties are for the pianist.
Three distinguished conductors headed the Orchestra during the following decade: Désiré Defauw was music director from 1943 to 1947; Artur Rodzinski held the post in 1947–48; and Rafael Kubelík led the Orchestra for three seasons, from 1950 to 1953.
The Orchestra’s three principal guest conductors have been Carlo Maria Giulini (1969 to 1972), Claudio Abbado (1982 to 1985), and Pierre Boulez, who was appointed to the post in 1995.
www.carnegiehall.org /article/box_office/events/evt_4324_pf.html   (2986 words)

 AllRefer.com - Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Music: History) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1891 by Theodore Thomas, who conducted it until his death in 1905.
Orchestra Hall was built for it in 1904 with funds raised by public subscription; the hall is now part of Symphony Center, which was completed in 1997.
The orchestra plays a summer season at Ravinia Park in the suburbs north of Chicago.
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 Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Symphony Orchestra) - Short History
The Orchestra most recently presented three concerts as part of the Berlin Festtage in April 1999, all of which were greeted by extraordinary audience and critical acclaim.
Thomas's aim to establish a permanent orchestra with performance capabilities of the highest quality was realized at the first concerts on October 16 and 17 of that year.
The second principal guest conductor in the Orchestra's history was Claudio Abbado, who held the position from 1982 to 1985.
www.bach-cantatas.com /Bio/Chicago-Symphony-Orchestra.htm   (683 words)

 Chicago Travel Guide - Chicago City Tourist Information Guide IL
Chicago is one of the most visited cities in the nation and it’s no wonder with it being the largest city in IL and one of the largest cities in the entire United States it has so much to offer.
Chicago has 29 miles of lakefront property including 15 miles of bathing beaches with 18 miles of lakefront bicycle paths.
Then hit the fantastic Chicago Nightlife and have a drink or two under the stars at the Soltice Bar and dance the night away at one of the many clubs in the area.
www.chicagocitytourist.com   (374 words)

 Chicago Symphony Orchestra --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Founded by Theodore Thomas in 1891 as the Chicago Orchestra, it operated as the Theodore Thomas Orchestra from 1905 to 1913, when it was named the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Reiner was born on Dec. 19, 1888, in Budapest, Hungary.
He was principal conductor of the Cincinnati (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra from 1922 to 1931.
britannica.com /eb/article-9002377?tocId=9002377&query=Chicago&ct=eb   (575 words)

 Chicago Jazz Ensemble - William Russo Founder and Conducter of the Chicago Jazz Ensemble.
Chicago Jazz Ensemble - William Russo Founder and Conducter of the Chicago Jazz Ensemble.
The Chicago Jazz Ensemble was founded in 1965 by the late jazz composer William Russo as a professional jazz orchestra in residence at Columbia College Chicago.
The 20-piece orchestra is comprised of the Chicago jazz elite and its repertoire is derived from the early works of Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton, King Oliver, and Jelly Roll Morton, as well as other jazz greats that forged the American Jazz Heritage.
www.chijazz.com   (524 words)

 Chicago's Pops Orchestra announces 2004-05 lineup
With just one season under its belt, the city's only resident pops orchestra is gearing up for a star-studded 2004-05 season at the Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River.
Our musicians are some of the Chicago area's best, ranging from their early 20s bursting on the scene, to seasoned veterans," adds Roth.
Also scheduled to appear with the orchestra is Johnny Mathis, who will perform a show Dec. 18 showcasing the musical icon's new arrangements of holiday classics for the whole family.
www.suntimes.com /output/music/cst-ftr-pops12.html   (469 words)

After a programming and technical analysis of the existing facility by FDA and its partner firms, the Chicago Symphony asked for a major renovation and expansion of public and front- and back-of-house spaces in the beloved landmark building designed by renowned Chicago architect Daniel Burnham.
Along with a major stage expansion for the orchestra, improved acoustics and patron seating comfort, FDA replaced the auditorium’s stage rigging, concert lighting, and sound equipment with new, state-of-the-art lighting and rigging systems.
Below-grade, artistic support facilities were reconfigured to provide adequately sized dressing facilities for the resident orchestra, expansive storage for instruments and equipment, and flexible space for visiting orchestras and ensembles.
www.fda-online.com /projects/chicago.html   (165 words)

 Orchestra Hall, Chicago Theater-Opera-Live Entertainment from Chicago Traveler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Orchestra Hall, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is home of the world-famous Chicago Symphony Orchestra and part of the larger Symphony Center, which also contains a restaurant and a rehearsal space.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra consists of 110 talented musicians, three internationally-renowned conductors and an award-winning composer-in-residence.
Chicago Traveler is a private enterprise, not affiliated with the City of Chicago.
www.chicagotraveler.com /attractions/orchestra-hall.html   (141 words)

 History of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Telecasts
Making their television debuts with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra were William Steinberg, Vladimir Golschmann, Erich Leinsdorf, Antal Dorati, Igor Stravinsky, Karl Böhm, Carlo Maria Giulini, Ernest Ansermet, Bruno Walter, and former CSO music director Désiré Defauw.
The Orchestra, now enlarged to an average of fifty players, received additional recognition in WGN publicity: "[The] director uses three cameras, offering many close-ups showing musicians in the various sections in action.
The collection, held by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Rosenthal Archives, comprises one of the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive symphony-based film and video archives in the United States.
vaimusic.com /chicagoweb/HISTORY.shtml   (989 words)

 The Theatre School History -- History of the Merle Reskin Theatre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Unfortunately, Chicago Tribune critic Claudia Cassidy reported, it opened on a "scalding August night" and "Wilting wags maintained that the air conditioning consisted of J. Shubert blowing on two ice cubes." Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee's "Inherit the Wind" ran for 17 weeks later during that season.
The marriage of one of the country's oldest theatre schools to one of Chicago's oldest remaining theatres devoted to live performance was a momentous occasion.
Chicago's first lady Maggie Daley presented the award saying, "As if they were two abandoned or orphaned children, the Goodman School in 1978 and the Blackstone Theatre in 1988 were adopted and given homes by DePaul University.
theatreschool.depaul.edu /history/merlehist.htm   (4869 words)

 Chicago Symphony Orchestra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Now in her mid-20s, Barton played with the fearless confidence that has been her hallmark since she first caught the ear of Chicago music lovers as a grade schooler on the youth competition circuit.
In the concerto's final movement she pushed past the orchestra at times, racing through Mendelssohn's intricate filigree with nary a blurred note.
And you cannot blame the opera world's busiest polymath, at 59, for wishing to conduct major orchestras when he has the time, especially now that his singing career is winding down.
www.tenorissimo.com /domingo/Articles/cst052600.htm   (1007 words)

 The Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the Lucerne Festival on September 12, 2001.
Carter's composition was commissioned by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Daniel Barenboim in 1993.
The lyrical flute, the thoughtfulness of the orchestra's play, the intensification of the music with the wind section joining the strings and the dramatic ending of the movement were a pure joy to listen to.
www.cosmopolis.ch /english/cosmo21/chicago_symphony.htm   (1571 words)

 French Culture | News: Chicago Symphony Orchestra 2001-2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Notations for Orchestra I-IV and VII were most recently heard on CSO subscription programs in January 2000.
Barenboim and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra - their first CSO recording utilizing DVD audio technology - containing Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, Debussy's La mer, and Pierre Boulez's Notations VII for Orchestra.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Subscription Sales Department may be reached at (312) 294-3030 (800-223-7114 toll-free), Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m.
www.frenchculture.org /music/news/01/chicagoso.html   (398 words)

 Chicago Symphony Orchestra biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, based in Chicago, Illinois, is one of the major orchestras in the United States.
At that time it was known simply as the Chicago Orchestra, before changing its name to the Theodore Thomas Orchestra in 1906, and taking its present name in 1912.
Theodore Thomas is still honored in the name of the orchestra's home auditorium, the Theodore Thomas Orchestra Hall.
chicago-symphony-orchestra.biography.ms   (161 words)

 American Experience | Chicago: City of the Century | People & Events
Thomas conducted the New York Philharmonic Orchestra beginning in 1877, but by the late 80s, he was tired of the road and frustrated by the sporadic schedule.
In 1891, Thomas was appointed conductor of the Chicago Orchestra (later Chicago Symphony Orchestra) as well as manager of the Orchestra Association.
The Chicago Orchestra played in Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan's famous Auditorium building, but Thomas complained that the space was too large -- his musicians could not hear themselves play, and crowds did not throng to fill the seats.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/chicago/peopleevents/p_thomas.html   (462 words)

 Chicago Symphony Orchestra --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Artur Rodzinski, a U.S. conductor of Polish descent, was known for developing and refining the talent of major orchestras.
Bohemian-born Swiss conductor and composer Rafael Kubelík was known for his powerful and invigorating interpretations, especially of the music of composers from his homeland.
He made frequent guest appearances with major orchestras throughout the world and held a number of directorship posts.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9002377?tocId=9002377&query=Chicago&ct=eb   (575 words)

 Chicago Wedding Orchestra and Band Directory :: bands and orchestras for Chicagoland weddings
There are many event orchestras in Chicago, however, TCO's standard 10-piece orchestra, which has the ability to expand to symphonic scale, consists of only those Chicago musicians that are the best of the best.
The Chicago Rhythm Review has played at every major landmark in the Chicago area, including Navy Pier, Sears Tower, The United Center, Chicago Cultural Center, Harold Washington Library, the John Hancock Building, the Field Museum, and the Aquarium to name just a few.
SWAY Chicago is an ultra-hip, high-energy dance band specializing in Motown, Soul, Disco, Top-40 and Big-Band music, featuring some of the best entertainers this town has to offer.
chicagoweddingservices.com /Chicago_wedding_orchestra_band.htm   (1109 words)

 municipal orchestra in chicago??   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
I recently in a previous post got invited to the milwaukee municipal orchestra but I ended up not going because it is tooo far away from me and I have no access to a car.
Our school orchestras are a bit limited and my kids have always played in some type of private/community orchestral group.
In the NW Suburbs after graduating High School I joined the orchestra at Harper College in Palatine for the fun of it, and there were also high school aged people as well as older adults there.
www.violinist.com /discussion/response.cfm?ID=5097   (353 words)

 Video Artists International, in association with Chicago Symphony Orchestra and WGN, present CSO Historic Telecasts
The1961-62 season marked the fifth of six seasons in which Szell (1897-1970) appeared as guest conductor with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Monteux (1875-1964) appeared as guest conductor with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in two separate seasons, first in 1948, and then in 1961.
Stokowski (1882-1977) appeared with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in six seasons between 1958 and 1968.
www.vaimusic.com /chicagoweb/PROGRAMS.htm   (386 words)

 chicago jazz orchestra
After hearing the Orchestra on NPR broadcast of the 1981 Chicago Jazz Festival, Joe Williams began a performance collaboration with the ensemble that flourished, including ten straight appearances at The Kennedy Center Honors festivities in Washington, DC.
The Chicago Jazz Orchestra performed at The Kennedy Center Honors for the sixteenth straight year on December 5, 2004..
The Chicago Jazz Orchestra is the Chicago band of choice for the greatest jazz musicians, and thus the ensemble has performed with such artists as Clark Terry, Dizzy Gillespie, Nancy Wilson, Louie Bellson, Herbie Hancock, Jon Faddis, Kurt Elling, Jack McDuff, Kenny Burrell, and many more.
www.chicagojazzorchestra.com /band04.html   (150 words)

 Maryland Symphony Orchestra
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Elizabeth Schulze open the 24th season on October 15 at 8 pm and October 16 at 3 pm at the historic Maryland Theater in downtown Hagerstown, Maryland.
Pine as a “Chicagoan of the Year” and Today’s Chicago Woman magazine selected her as a “Woman of the Year.” She was featured on CBS Sunday Morning and has twice appeared on NBC’s Today.
Led by Music Director and Conductor Elizabeth Schulze, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra is the area’s premiere professional orchestra, dedicated to providing musical performances and programs that educate and entertain while enhancing the cultural environment of Western Maryland and the surrounding region.
www.mdsymphony.com   (584 words)

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