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My name is Gary Zidek. Welcome to The Arts Section. Tune into the radio program every Sunday morning on WDCB 90.9 & 90.7 FM or listen to it online here. I'll be showcasing a variety of arts & entertainment, as well as.highlighting some creative ideas.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Prepares For First Performance of William Schuman's Ninth Symphony

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Prepares For First Performance of William Schuman's Ninth Symphony

Music writer Dennis Polkow sits down with Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti for a conversation about an upcoming program that includes William Schuman’s Ninth Symphony and the Mozart Requiem.

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“In Italy, this is the most important commemoration event. Every year, the day of the Fosse Ardeatine, when the massacre was made, there is a big ceremony to commemorate this massacre. The fact that William Schuman knew of this, and wrote a symphony with this title in Italian, Le Fosse (Ardeatine), touched me.” - CSO Maestro Riccardo Muti talking about his connection to Schuman’s Ninth Symphony.

Music writer Dennis Polkow and CSO Maestro Riccardo Muti

Music writer Dennis Polkow and CSO Maestro Riccardo Muti

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Committed to Telling Chicago Immigrant Stories

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Committed to Telling Chicago Immigrant Stories

Chicago Artist Jessica Campbell Makes Her Solo Museum Debut

Chicago Artist Jessica Campbell Makes Her Solo Museum Debut