Apr 3, 2024 - News

Tips and hot links: CSO taps new conductor

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The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Riccardo Muti, performs in Hamburg, Germany, in 2017. Photo: Markus Scholz/picture alliance via Getty Images

🎶 The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has hired conductor Klaus Mäkelä to succeed Ricardo Muti. Mäkelä will become the youngest music director in the orchestra's history when he starts in 2027. (WBEZ)

 🏛️ Mayor Brandon Johnson named Cristina Pacione-Zayas his chief of staff after the departure of Rich Guidice. (Tribune)

Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough has been hospitalized with an undisclosed illness. She's in critical condition. (ABC 7)

🎭 SCTV star Joe Flaherty has died at age 82. The "Freaks & Geeks" star started his career at the Second City in Chicago. (Sun-Times)


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