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.

1/12

Riccardo Muti, conductor

Mason Bates:  Anthology of Fantastic Zoology
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64
Maurice Ravel:  Boléro

1/19

James Feddeck, Mark Elder and Chris Martin, conductors
Chris Martin, trumpet

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

1/26

Charles Dutoit and Christian Macelaru, conductors
Yo-Yo Ma, cello;  Robert Chen, violin

Maurice Ravel:  Valses nobles et sentimentales
Claude Debussy:  Symphonic Fragments from The Martyrdom of St. Sebastian
Camille Saint-Saëns:  La muse et le poète, Op. 132
Edouard Lalo:  Cello Concerto in D minor
Claude Debussy:  Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun

2/2

Charles Dutoit conductor

Igor Stravinsky:  Fireworks, Op. 4
Igor Stravinsky:  Symphony in C
Igor Stravinsky:  The Firebird
Bela Bartók:  Suite from The Miraculous Mandarín, Op. 19

2/9

Jaap van Zweden and Sakari Oramo, conductor
Yuja Wang, piano

Dmitri Shostakovich:  Symphony No. 7 in C Major "Leningrad"
Sergei Prokofiev:  Piano Concerto No. 3

2/16

Riccardo Muti, conductor
Erin Wall, soprano;  Okka von der Damerau, mezzo-soprano;  Steve Davislim, tenor;  Eric Owens, bass

Anton Bruckner:  Symphony No. 9 in D minor
Anton Bruckner:  Te Deum
Maurice Ravel:  Rapsodie espagnole

2/23

Riccardo Muti, conductor
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

Ludwig van Beethoven:  Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466
Paul Hindemith:  Concert Music for String Orchestra and Brass, Op. 50
Sergei Prokofiev:  Scythian Suite, Op. 20
Mendelssohn:  Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Op. 27