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.

4/20

James Gaffigan and Mark Ridenour, conductors
Michael Mulcahy, trombone

Cesar Franck:  Le chasseur maudit
Carl Vine:  Five Hallucinations for Trombone and Orchestra
Sergei Prokofiev:  Selections from Cinderella, Op. 87
Johann Sebastian Bach:  Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582
Percy Grainger:  Selections from Lincolnshire Posy

4/27

Riccardo Muti, conductor
Xavier de Maistre, harp

Emmanuel Chabrier:  Espana
Alberto Ginastera:  Harp Concerto, Op. 25
Gustave Charpentier:  Impressions of Italy
Maurice Ravel:  Bolero
Igor Stravinsky:  Suite from The Firebird

5/4

Riccardo Muti, conductor
Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano

Alfredo Catalani:  Contemplazione
Giuseppe Martucci:  La canzone dei ricordi
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
Sergei Prokofiev:  Scythian Suite, Op. 20

5/11

Riccardo Muti, conductor
Rosa Feola, soprano

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  The Tempest, Op. 18
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Romeo and Juliet
Gustav Mahler:  Symphony No. 4 in G Major

5/18

Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor
Martin Helmchen, piano
Mahan Estafani, harpsichord

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 19
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 "Jupiter"
Francis Poulenc:  Concert champêtre for Harpsichord and Orchestra

5/25

Pablo Heras-Casado, Daniel Barenboim and Ferenc Fricsay, conductors
Alice Sara Ott, piano

Pierre Boulez:  Figures-Doubles-Prismes
Igor Stravinsky:  Four Studies for Orchestra
Bela Bartok:  Piano Concerto No. 3
Claude Debussy:  Ibería
Pierre Boulez:  Notations VII
Bela Bartok:  Divertimento for String Orchestra