Naxos of America Announces Partnership With Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Beginning on November 17, 2009 Naxos of America to Distribute CSO Resound

NASHVILLE, TN and CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - October 23, 2009) - On November 17, 2009, Naxos of America will begin physical and digital distribution of the renowned Chicago Symphony Orchestra's premiere record label CSO Resound.

The first recording will be a performance of Mahler Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection" featuring distinguished Dutch conductor Bernard Haitink, the orchestra's principal conductor since 2006. Guest soloists include soprano Miah Persson and mezzo-soprano Christianne Stotijn; the Chicago Symphony Chorus is led by chorus director and conductor Duain Wolfe.

"With Naxos of America, we have aligned our own label, CSO Resound, with a creative and aggressive sales partner," says Vanessa Moss, CSO Vice President of Orchestra and Building Operations. "We look forward to working with their talented sales and marketing team to reach more of our devoted fans, and also to introduce new listeners to our catalogue of recorded work, which captures the CSO's remarkable sound and extraordinary artistic partnerships."

Jim Selby, Naxos' CEO, commented, "Naxos of America is delighted and honored to be the distribution partner for CSO Resound, the record label of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and without question one of America's most esteemed musical institutions. The label has recorded and released some valuable documents of one of the world's greatest orchestras in repertoire for which the CSO is ideally suited. We look forward to utilizing all of our sales and marketing resources to make CSO Resound a label worthy of this unique American musical treasure."

Launched in 2007 to significantly broaden the reach of the world-class music making of the Orchestra, the CSO launched its in-house record label, CSO Resound. All CSO Resound releases are selected from live recordings of CSO concerts in Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center, documenting and extending a unique concert experience.

Contact Information: Contact: Paula Mlyn Manager of Press and Media, Naxos of America 646.330.5254 Rachelle Roe Director of Public Relations, Chicago Symphony Orchestra 312.294.3090