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.

10/18

Giovanni Antonini,  conductor  
Avi Avital, mandolin;  Giovanni Antonini, flauntino
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass
Mark Ridenour, conductor

Luigi Boccherini: Symphony No. 6 in D minor "La casa del diavolo"
Antonio Vivaldi: Mandolin Concerto in C Major, RV 425
Johann Sebastian Bach: Mandolin Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052
Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 103 in E-flat Major "Drumroll"
Johann Sebastian Bach (arranged by Eric Crees): Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582

10/25

Riccardo Muti, conductor
Mitsuko Uchida, piano;  Alison Wahl, soprano

Modest Mussorgsky (arranged by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov):  A Night on Bald Mountain
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Franz Liszt:  A Symphony to Dante's Divine Comedy

11/1

Riccardo Muti, conductor

George Walker: Lyric for Strings
Aaron Copland: A Lincoln Portrait
Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 "From the New World"
Modest Mussorgsky (orchestrated by Maurice Ravel): Pictures at an Exhibition

11/8

Frederick Stock, Claudio Abbado, Georg Solti and Riccardo Muti, conductors
Maurizio Pollini and Arthur Schnabel, piano

Felix Mendelssohn: Wedding Marchfrom A Midsummer Night's Dream
Bela Bartok: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Major
Igor Stravinsky: Symphony in C
Sergei Prokofiev: Selections from Romeo and Juliet
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73 "Emperor"

11/15

Bernard Haitink, conductors
Till Fellner, piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat Major, K. 482
Richard Strauss: An Alpine Symphony, Op. 64
Anton Webern: Im Sommerwind

11/22

Esa-Pekka Salonen and Georg Solti, conductors
Yvonne Minton, mezzo-soprano

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 9 in D Major
Gustav Mahler: Songs of a Wayfarer
Gustav Mahler: "Das irdische Leben" and "Rheinlegendchen" from Des Knaben Wunderhorn