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.

4/9

Donald Runnicles, conductor
Robert Chen, violin

Felix Mendelssohn:  Violin Concerto
Gustav Mahler:  Symphony No. 5

Fritz Reiner, conductor
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Coriolan Overture

4/16

Christoph Eschenbach, conductor

Ludwig van Beethoven:  Overture to Egmont
Bernard Rands:  …where the murmurs die…
Anton Bruckner:  Symphony No. 9 in D minor

Sir Mark Elder, conductor
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture

4/23

Riccardo Muti, conductor
Christopher Martin, trumpet

Andrzej Panufnik:  Concerto in modo antico
Igor Stravinsky:  Suite from The Firebird
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Symphony No. 3 (Polish)
Franz Schubert:  Symphony No. 8 (Unfinished)

4/30

Yo-Yo Ma, cello;  Robert Chen, violin; Mathieu Dufour, flute; Eugene Izotov, oboe

Joseph Haydn:  Symphony No. 6 in D Major "Le Matin"
Joseph Haydn:  Cello Concerto in D Major
Pietro Locatelli:  Introduttioni teatrali in G Major, Op. 4 No. 4
Jean-Fery Rebel:  Chaos from The Elements
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Symphony No. 20 in D Major, K. 133
Bach/Koopman:  Concerto in C Major from BWV 1064

5/7

Donald Runnicles, conductor
Robert Chen, violin

Felix Mendelssohn:  Violin Concerto
Gustav Mahler:  Symphony No. 5

Fritz Reiner, conductor
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Coriolan Overture

5/14

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano

Crawford Seeger:  Andante for Strings
Alban Berg:  Three Pieces for Orchestra
Johannes Brahms:  Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15

John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
Robert Schumann:  Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 97 "Rhenish"

5/21

Charles Dutoit, conductor
Louis Lortie, piano

Maurice Ravel:  Rapsodie espagnol
Vincent D'Indy:  Symphony on a French Mountain Air
Cesar Franck:  Symphonic Variations
Maurice Ravel:  Suite No. 2 from Daphnis et Chloé
Claude Debussy:  Images

5/28

Semyon Bychkov, conductor

Gustav Mahler:  Symphony No. 3 in D Minor

Daniel Barenboim, conductor and pianist
Elliott Carter:  Soundings