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Chicago Symphony Orchestra,

founded in 1891 when businessman Charles Norman Fay invited the German-born conductor Theodore Thomas to establish and lead a new city orchestra; he conducted it until his death in 1905. Orchestra Hall, designed by Daniel H. BurnhamBurnham, Daniel Hudson
, 1846–1912, American architect and city planner b. Henderson, N.Y. He was trained in architects' offices in Chicago. In that city he established (1873) a partnership with John W.
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, 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. Frederick StockStock, Frederick
(Friedrich Wilhelm August Stock) , 1872–1942, German-American conductor and composer. He came to the United States in 1895 as a violist in the Chicago Orchestra and became (1899) assistant conductor.
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, Thomas's assistant, succeeded him and conducted the orchestra until 1942. Rafael Kubelík (see under Kubelík, JanKubelík, Jan
, 1880–1940, Czech violinist. Kubelík studied with Otakar Ševčik at the Prague Conservatory. He made his debut in Vienna in 1898 and was thereafter internationally acclaimed for his great virtuosity and dramatic power.
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), its conductor from 1950 to 1953, was followed by Fritz ReinerReiner, Fritz
, 1888–1963, American conductor, b. Budapest. After serving as conductor of the People's Opera in Budapest (1911–14) and the Court Opera in Dresden (1914–21), he came (1922) to the United States as conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony
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, who conducted until 1962. Sir Georg SoltiSolti, Sir Georg
, 1912–97, English conductor, b. Hungary. He made his conducting debut in Budapest (1933) and later led orchestras in Switzerland, Germany, and France. Solti gained fame as music director (1969–91) of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
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 conducted from 1969 to 1991 and was succeeded by Daniel BarenboimBarenboim, Daniel
, 1942–, Israeli pianist and conductor, b. Buenos Aires, Argentina. He made his debut in Buenos Aires at seven. His family settled in Israel in 1952, and he studied at Rome's Santa Cecilia Academy and with Nadia Boulanger and others.
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, who served as its conductor until 2006. Bernard Haitink subsequently served as interim conductor, and in 2010 Ricardo MutiMuti, Riccardo
, 1941–, Italian conductor. Principal conductor of the Maggio Musicale (1969–81) in Florence and of the Philharmonia Orchestra (1973–82) in London, he became (1977) principal guest conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra and succeeded (1980)
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 became principal conductor. The orchestra plays a summer season at Ravinia Park, in the suburbs north of Chicago.
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In February 2013, the label released the box set titled Complete Masterpieces, featuring Kubelik's recordings made between 1946 and 1959 with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (Janacek, Martinu), the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Dvorak, Hindemith, Mussorgsky, Schonberg, Smetana), the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Bartok, Dvorak), the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Wiener Philharmoniker (Mahler), and, most notably, the Philharmonia Orchestra (Brahms, Bruch, Martinu, Mendelssohn, Mozart).
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in the Hall's exclusive Shorin Club Room, followed by a buffet dinner in the Rohatyn Room, and will conclude with a concert by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Carnegie Hall's Stem Auditorium/Perelman Stage.
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The group still serves the community by helping naturalize tens of thousands of immigrants, linking low-income Hispanics with health care, and providing Latino families with blockbuster field trips like a free day at the Field Museum and taking 1,500 families to hear the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

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