Chicago Symphony
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.

7/23

Vasily Petrenko, conductor
Paul Lewis, piano

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

7/30

Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
Robert Chen, violin

Felix Mendelssohn: The Fair Melusina Overture
Florence Price: Mississippi River
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, conductor
Lang Lang, piano

Frederic Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1

8/6

Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Matthias Goerne, baritone
Franz Schubert and Richard Strauss: Song selections
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

Harry Bicket, conductor
Jaime Laredo and Jennifer Koh, violins
Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto for Two Violins

Vasily Petrenko, conductor
Edward Elgar: Cockaigne Overture

8/13

Charles Dutoit, conductor
Daniil Trifonov, piano

Igor Stravinsky: Symphony in C
Modest Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1
Igor Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

8/20

Riccardo Muti, conductor
Yefim Bronfmann, piano

Johannes Brahms:  Piano Concerto No. 2
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Symphony No. 1 "Winter Dreams"
Ludwig van Beethoven:  The Consecration of the House Overture

8/27

Riccardo Muti, conductor

Antonin Dvorak:  Symphony No. 5
Giuseppe Martucci: Notturno
Respighi:  Roman Festivals
Felix Mendelssohn:  Symphony No. 4 "Italian"

9/3

Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

Richard Wagner:  Excerpts from Tristan and Isolde
Giovanni Gabrieli: Sacred Symphony and Canzon

9/10

Riccardo Muti, conductor

Alexander Scriabin:  Symphony No. 2
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique"
Sergei Prokofiev:  Montagues and Capulets from Romeo and Juliet

9/17

Riccardo Muti, conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Jose Pablo Moncayo:  Huapango
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony No. 2
Antonin Dvorak:  Cello Concerto
Ernest Bloch:  Schelomo

9/24

Riccardo Muti, conductor
Stephanie Jeong, violin;  Kenneth Olsen, cello;  Jonathan Biss, piano

Gyorgi Ligeti:  Lontano
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Triple Concerto
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Symphony No. 2 "Little Russian"
Ann Clyne: Night Ferry