Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Thursdays @ 8PM

This weekly program presents concerts by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, one of the leading orchestras in the United States, and its acclaimed Music Director Riccardo Muti. Hosted by Lisa Simeone, the series features live concert performances by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, recorded at Symphony Center, alongside selections from the orchestra's expansive catalog of commercial recordings. Every program is designed to illustrate fascinating stories found inside the music, as well as present insights from the performers themselves.

4/18

Bernard Haitink and Neeme Jarvi, conductors
Paul Lewis, piano

Ludwig van Beethoven:  Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 19
Anton Bruckner:  Symphony No. 6 in A Major
Zoltan Kodaly: Dances of Galanta

4/25

Riccardo Muti, conductor
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Chicago Children's Choir
Riccardo Zanellato, bass

Giuseppe Verdi: Selections from Nabucco, Macbeth and I vespri siciliani
Giacomo Puccini:  Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut
Pietro Mascagni:  Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana
Arrigo Boito: Prologue to Mefistofele
Sergei Prokofiev:  Selections from Romeo and Juliet

5/2

Riccardo Muti and Fritz Reiner, conductors
Robert Chen, violin

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550
Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov:  Scheherazade
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21

5/9

Riccardo Muti and Fritz Reiner, conductors
Jay Friedman, Michael Mulcahy and Vernon, trombones; Gene Pokorny, tuba
Clementine Margaine, mezzo-soprano

Igor Stravinsky:  Scherzo fantastique, Op. 3
Jennifer Higdon:  Low Brass Concerto
Ernest Chausson:  Poem of Love and the Sea, Op. 19
Benjamin Britten:  Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Op. 33a
Bela Bartok:  Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta

5/16

Robert Chen and Claudio Abbado, conductors
Stefan Ragnar Hoskuldsson, flute
Robert Chen, violin
Ray Still, oboe

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Flute Concerto No. 2 in D Major, K. 314
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Oboe Concerto in C Major, K. 314

5/23

James Feddeck and Mark Elder, conductors
Christopher Martin, trumpet

Cesar Franck:  Les Eolides
Joseph Haydn:  Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major
Sergei Rachmaninov:  Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture

5/30

Daniel Barenboim, conductor

Bedrich Smetana:  My Homeland
Richard Wagner:  Siegfried Idyll
Richard Wagner:  Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg