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.


Riccardo Muti, conductor
Rosa Feola, soprano

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  The Tempest
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
Gustav Mahler:  Symphony No. 4


Susanna Mälkki, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin

Claude Debussy:  Gigues from Images for Orchestra
Bela Bartók:  Violin Concerto No. 2
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov:  Scheherazade
Thomas Adès:  …but all shall be well


Carlos Miguel Prieto and Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductors
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Cynthia Yeh, percussion

Sergei Prokofiev:  Suite from Lt. Kijé
James MacMillan:  Veni, Veni, Emmanuel
Silvestre Revueltas:  Sensemaya
Witold Lutosławski:  Concerto for Orchestra
Witold Lutosławski:  Cello Concerto


Bernard Haitink, conductor
Till Fellner, piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22
Richard Strauss:  An Alpine Symphony
Anton Webern: Im Sommerwind


Vasily Petrenko, conductor
Paul Lewis, piano

Edward Elgar: In the South "Alassio"
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor"
Sergei Rachmaninov:  Symphonic Dances


Mark Elder, Jaap van Zweden and Jay Friedman, conductors

Ralph Vaughan Williams:  Overture to The Wasps
Ralph Vaughan Williams:  Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus
Edward Elgar:  Symphony No. 1
Benjamin Britten:  Suite on English Folk Songs "A time there was"
William Walton:  Crown Imperial


Mitsuko Uchida, conductor and pianist
Robert Chen, violin;  Charles Pikler, viola;  John Sharp, cello;  Alexander Hanna, bass

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Adagio in B minor, K. 540
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Piano Concerto No. 19
Franz Schubert:  Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667 "The Trout"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Eine kleine Nachtmusik


Donald Runnicles and Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductors
Christian Tetzlaff, violin

Benjamin Britten:  Sinfonia da Requiem
Richard Strauss:  Death and Transfiguration
Edward Elgar:  Enigma Variations
Antonin Dvórak:  Violin Concerto


Stéphane Denève and Mark Elder conductors
James Ehnes, violin

Carl Maria von Weber:  Overture to The Ruler of the Spirits
Dmitri Shostakovich:  Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 99
Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
Hector Berlioz: Queen Mab Scherzo and Romeo at the Tomb of the Capulets from Romeo and Juliet


Ingo Metzmacher, conductor

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Excerpts from The Nutcracker
Igor Stravinsky:  Petrushka
Dmitri Shostakovich:  Symphony No. 11 "The Year 1905"


Bernard Labadie, conductor

George Frideric Handel:  Messiah