Chicago Symphony

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.


Riccardo Muti, conductor
Mitsuko Uchida, piano

Robert Schumann:  Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
Franz Schubert:  Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D. 944 "Great"
Franz Schubert:  Symphony No. 3 in D Major, D. 200


Riccardo Muti, conductor

Mason Bates:  Anthology of Fantastic Zoology
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Symphony No. 5
Igor Stravinsky:  Suite from The Firebird


Esa-Pekka Salonen and Mark Elder, conductors
Christian Tetzlaff, violin

Leos Janácek:  Overture to From the House of the Dead
Antonin Dvorák:  Violin Concerto in A minor
Esa-Pekka Salonen: Nyx
Leos Janácek: Sinfonietta
Antonin Dvorák: The Golden Spinning Wheel


Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Samuel Coles, flute;  Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

Claude Debussy: Syrinx
Maurice Ravel:  Piano Concerto in G Minor
Olivier Messiaen:  Turangalîla-symphonie
Anna Clyne: <<rewind<<


Mark Elder and Pierre Boulez, conductors
Lawrence Power, viola;  Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano

Hector Berlioz:  Overture to The Corsair
Hector Berlioz:  Excerpts from Romeo and Juliet
Hector Berlioz:  Harold in Italy
Hector Berlioz:  Les nuits d'eté


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

Richard Strauss:  Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Violin Concerto No. 5 "Turkish"
John Adams:  Harmonielehre
Johann Christian Bach:  Sinfonia in G minor


Nicholas Kraemer, conductor and harpsichordist

Johann Sebastian Bach:  The Brandenburg Concertos


Mitsuko Uchida, conductor and pianist
Dorothea Röschmann, soprano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Piano Concerto No. 6
Robert Schumann:  Frauenliebe und Leben
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 26 "Coronation"