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.


John Storgards and Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductors
Gil Shaham, violin  

Edvard Grieg: Suite No. 1 from Peer Gynt, Op. 46
Felix Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39
Sergei Prokofiev: Suite from Lieutenant Kije, Op. 60


Susanna Malkki and Cristian Macelaru, conductors
Branford Marsalis, saxophone

Georges Bizet:  Symphony in C Major
Gabriel Faure:  Pavane for Soprano Saxophone
John Williams:  Escapadesfor Alto Saxophone from Catch Me If You Can
Melinda Wagner:  Proceed, Moon
Claude Debussy:  Iberia from Images for Orchestra
Claude Debussy:  Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun


Fabio Biondi and Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductors
Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano
Fabio Biondo, violin
Paul Lewis, piano

Arcangelo Corelli: Concerto Grosso in D Major, Op. 6 No. 4
Geminiano Giacomelli: "Sposa, non mi conosci" from Merope
Francesco Veracini: "Gia presso al termine" from Adriano in Siria
Antonio Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in D Major, RV 222
Antonio Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in E Major, RV 271 "L'amorso"
Attilio Ariosti: "Questi ceppi" from La fede ne’ tradimenti
Antonio Vivaldi: "Agitata da due venti" from Griselda
Antonio Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in F Major, RV 284
Arcangelo Corelli: Concerto Grosso in B-flat Major, Op. 6 No. 11
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37


Edo de Waart and Nicholas McGegan, conductors
Augustin Hadelich, violin

Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, Op. 28
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219 "Turkish"
John Adams: Harmonielehre
Johann Christian Bach: Symphony in G minor, Op. 6 No. 6


David Afkham , Charles Dutoit, and Fritz Reiner conductors
Emanuel Ax, piano

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93
Richard Strauss: Don Juan, Op. 20


Marin Alsop and Seiji Ozawa conductors
Jon Kimura Parker, piano
Anna Clyne: Masquerade
Samuel Barber: Second Essay for Orchestra, Op. 17
George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Anton Dvorak: Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70
Benjamin Britten: A Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
John Williams: Excerpts from Lincoln


Andras Schiff and Mark Elder, conductors
Andras Schiff, piano

Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 88 in G Major
Bela Bartok: Divertimento for String Orchestra
Johann Sebastian Bach: Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15
Vaughan Williams: Overture to The Wasps