Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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chicago symphony orchestra

American symphony orchestra based in Chicago, Ill., renowned for its distinctive tone and its recordings under such conductors as Fritz Reiner and Sir Georg Solti. Founded by Theodore Thomas in 1891 as the Chicago Orchestra, it operated as the Theodore Thomas Orchestra from 1905 to 1913, when it was named the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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