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.

4/21

Riccardo Muti, conductor
Xavier de Maistre, harp

Emmanuel Chabrier:  España
Alberto Ginastera:  Harp Concerto
Gustave Charpentier:  Impressions d'Italie
Maurice Ravel:  Bolero
Igor Stravinsky:  Suite from The Firebird

4/28

Jap Van Zweden and Kirill Petrenko, conductors
Simone Lamsma, violin;  Marc-André Hamelin, piano; Christopher Martin, trumpet

Benjamin Britten:  Violin Concerto
Dmitri Shostakovich:  Symphony No. 5
Dmitri Shostakovich:  Piano Concerto No. 1

5/5

Andrew Davis and Charles Dutoit, conductors
Evgeny Kissin, piano

Johann Sebastian Bach (orch. Andrew Davis):  Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor
Igor Stravinsky:  Divertimento from The Fairy's Kiss
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1
Enrique Granados:  Danza EspañolaNo. 5
Johannes Brahms:  Hungarian RhapsodyNo. 5
Maurice Ravel:  Suite No. 2 from Daphnis et Chloé

5/12

Donald Runnicles and Fritz Reiner, conductors
Robert Chen, violin

Felix Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 5
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Coriolan Overture

5/19

Pinchas Zukerman, violinist, violist and conductor
Stephanie Jeong, violin

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Overture to The Magic Flute
Georg Philipp Telemann:  Viola Concerto
Giuseppe Tartini (orch. Ottorino Respighi):  Pastorale
Johann Sebastin Bach:  Concerto for Two Violins
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Symphony No. 39

Jaap van Zweden, conductor
David Fray, piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Piano Concerto No. 20

5/26

Christoph von Dohnányi and Tugan Sokhiev, conductors
Paul Lewis, piano

Witold Lutosławski:  Musique funebre
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Piano Concerto No. 3
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique"
Alexander Borodin:  In the Steppes of Central Asia

6/2

Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Anima - Young Singers of Greater Chicago

Esa-Pekka Salonen and Jean Martinon, conductors
Kate Royal, Marie-Eve Munger and Chloé Briot, sopranos;  Marianne Crebassa, mezzo-soprano;  Elodie Méchain, contralto;  Manuel Nuñez Camelino, tenor; Stéphane Degout, baritone; Eric Owens, bass-baritone

Maurice Ravel:  Mother Goose Suite
Claude Debussy: La damoiselle élue
Maurice Ravel:  L'enfant et les sortilèges
Maurice Ravel:  Pavane pour une infante défunte
Maurice Ravel:  Alborada del gracioso
Maurice Ravel:  Introduction and Allegro

6/9

Riccardo Muti, conductor
John Sharp, cello

Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 8 "Unfinished"
Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor
Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 2
Giuseppe Verdi: Four Seasons from I vespri siciliani

6/16

Riccardo Muti, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano

Sergei Prokofiev:  Symphony No. 1 "Classical"
Alexander Scriabin:  Prometheus, the Poem of Fire
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Overture to Coriolan
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony No. 8
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Symphony No. 38 "Prague"

6/23

Riccardo Muti, conductor

Franz Schubert:  Symphony No. 5
Gustav Mahler:  Symphony No. 1
Joseph Haydn:  Symphony No. 48 "Maria Theresa"