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.

6/14

Riccardo Muti, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano

Giacomo Puccini: Preludio sinfonico
Richard Strauss: Suite from Le bourgeois gentilhomme, Op. 60
Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15
Modest Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain

6/21

Riccardo Muti, conductor

Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet

6/28

Nikolaj Znaider, conductor and violinist

Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61
Dimitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47

Bramwell Tovey, conductor
George Gershwin: Overture to Strike up the Band

7/5

Susanna Malkki, conductor
Gil Shaham and Robert Chenviolin

Claude Debussy:  Gigues from Images for Orchestra
Bela Bartok: Violin Concerto No. 2
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov:  Scheherazade
Thomas Ades:   . . . but all shall be well, Op. 10

7/12

James Gaffigan, conductor  
James Ehnes, violin

Leonard Bernstein: Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront
Samuel Barber: Violin Concerto, Op. 14
Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1005 - Allegro assai
Sergei Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45

Georg Solti, conductor
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93

7/19

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Guatier Capuçon, cello

Igor Stravinsky: Scenes de Ballet
Camille Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33
Sergei Prokofiev: Suite from Romeo and Juliet

Donald Runnicles, conductor
Richard Strauss: Death and Transfiguration, Op. 24

7/26

Riccardo Muti, conductor
John Sharp, cello

Antonin Dvorak: Hussite Overture, Op. 67
Robert Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129
Paul Hindemith: Concert Music for Strings and Brass, Op. 50
Modest Mussorgsky (orchestrated by Maurice Ravel): Pictures at an Exhibition
Alfredo Catalani: Contemplazione