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Anne-Sophie Mutter (Credit: Bastian Achard)

The world-renowned violinist joins us in conversation and performance.

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An event combining rousing orchestral music with high-definition NASA footage of the cosmos is coming to Ravinia Festival in Highland Park this week.

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Lila Downs is an innovative singer with roots in both Minnesota and Oaxaca, Mexico. She studied voice and anthropology in college and marries the two interests in her culturally inspired musical pursuits. 

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The Grant Park Music Festival opens in one week, making classical music accessible to anyone who's interested. But the makeup of orchestras across the country doesn't always reflect the makeup of surrounding communities.

Bonus: 15 things you might not know about Sarah Vaughan

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Sarah Vaughan, circa August 1946 (William P. Gottlieb via Wikimedia Commons)

Her nicknames included "Sassy" and the “Divine One," but whatever you called her, Sarah Vaughan was an exceptional voice. On Friday, the CSO pays tribute to her with performances by the Chicago Jazz Orchestra and three vocalists, including Ann Hampton Callaway.

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See Yo-Yo Ma perform with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, rub elbows with chickens at the Urban Livestock Expo and keep warm with homemade soup in Lakeview.

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Pierre Boulez

For over half a century, the French musician pushed the envelope with his compositions and conducting work. His family confirmed he died Tuesday at his home in Baden-Baden, Germany. At the time of his death, he was the conductor emeritus of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

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Listen to Debussy sonatas played by a violin virtuoso; watch a hybrid jazz and Hindu temple dance; and sample Latin America’s cinematic offerings. Chicago Tonight has your weekend picks.

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Stewart Copeland of The Police has written a score for the silent film “Ben-Hur.” He performs it next month with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Deborah Rutter talks career, CSO & more

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Photo by Todd Rosenberg

We talk with Deborah Rutter about how she managed to keep one of the world’s greatest musical organizations moving forward.

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The clown princes of classical music, Igudesman and Joo, join us in advance of their performance with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Watch web extra performance clips from the duo.

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Need some ideas for what to do this weekend? Chicago Tonight knows what is going on!

CSO Mead Composer-in-Residence

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A nightclub setting will host members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. We speak with the composer and DJ who is bringing the two worlds together.

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Need some ideas for what to do this weekend? Chicago Tonight knows what is going on!

Yo-Yo Ma & Renée Fleming Visit Local H.S.

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A rare musical treat at Chicago's Lake View High School. Two classical music superstars pay students a visit and offer up some of their world-class artistry. We tell you why.