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.


Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Kelley O'Connor, mezzo-soprano

Igor Stravinsky:  Elegy for JFK
Gustav Mahler:  Symphony No. 9
Gustav Mahler:  Blumine
Giovanni Gabrieli:  Canzonae


Semyon Bychkov and Leonard Slatkin, conductors
Renaud Capuçon, violin

Detlev Glanert:  Brahms-Fantasie
Johannes Brahms:  Violin Concerto
Johannes Brahms:  Symphony No. 1
Samuel Barber:  Overture to The School for Scandal


Manfred Honeck and Nicholas McGegan, conductors

Joseph Haydn:  Symphony No. 93
Richard Strauss:  Don Juan
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony No. 7
Joseph Haydn:  Symphony No. 100 "Military"


Manfred Honeck and Fritz Reiner, conductors
Robert Chen, violin

Ottorino Respighi:  Fountains of Rome
Ottorino Respighi:  Concerto Gregoriano
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique"
Antonin Dvorák:  Carnival Overture


Riccardo Muti, conductor
Rudolf Buchbinder, piano

Richard Wagner:  Siegfried's Rhine Journey and Funeral March from Götterdämmerung
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
Anton Bruckner:  Symphony No. 1 in C minor


Riccardo Muti, conductor

John Corigliano:  Campane di Ravello
Edward Elgar:  In the South
Modest Mussorgsky (arr. Ravel):  Pictures from an Exhibition
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Consecration of the House Overture


Riccardo Muti, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano

Johannes Brahms:  Piano Concerto No. 2
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Symphony No. 1 "Winter Daydreams"
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Consecration of the House Overture


Ildar Abdrazakov, bass
Alberto Mizrahi, narrator

Arnold Schoenberg:  Kol Nidre
Dmitri Shostakovich:  Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti
Mason Bates:  Anthology of Fantastic Zoology
Hector Berlioz:  Fantasy on The Tempest by Shakespeare from Lélio


Riccardo Muti, conductor
Rosa Feola, soprano

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  The Tempest
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
Gustav Mahler:  Symphony No. 4


Susanna Mälkki, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin

Claude Debussy:  Gigues from Images for Orchestra
Bela Bartók:  Violin Concerto No. 2
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov:  Scheherazade
Thomas Adès:  …but all shall be well


Carlos Miguel Prieto and Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductors
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Cynthia Yeh, percussion

Sergei Prokofiev:  Suite from Lt. Kijé
James MacMillan:  Veni, Veni, Emmanuel
Silvestre Revueltas:  Sensemaya
Witold Lutosławski:  Concerto for Orchestra
Witold Lutosławski:  Cello Concerto