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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.

CSO Maestro Riccardo Muti's First Radio Interview Post Strike

CSO Maestro Riccardo Muti's First Radio Interview Post Strike

Music writer Dennis Polkow talks to Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti.

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"It's important that the quality of the musicians and the orchestra is sill there, actually even more. When they came back, the desire to play, to show what they are was very clear, very evident. And I think it's important that Chicago and the people must remember, that this is a musical treasure that belongs not only to Chicago, but to the world". - Maestro Riccardo Muti talking about the aftermath of the CSO strike.

Dennis Polkow & Riccardo Muti standing outside Orchestra Hall during CSO strike

Dennis Polkow & Riccardo Muti standing outside Orchestra Hall during CSO strike

Maestro Riccardo Muti will close out the Chicago Symphony Orchestra season with two weeks of special concerts including concert performances of Verdi’s “Aida”. Chicago music writer and Arts Section contributor Dennis Polkow sits down with the Maestro for his first interview since the end of the seven-week CSO strike.

Italian opera composer, Giuseppe Verdi

Italian opera composer, Giuseppe Verdi

For more information about the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming concerts visit cso.org.

Film Review: LATE NIGHT

Film Review: LATE NIGHT

Review: Documentary Sheds Light On Rise and Fall of Halston

Review: Documentary Sheds Light On Rise and Fall of Halston