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.


Susanna Mälkki, conductor
Leila Josefowicz, violin

Jean Sibelius: Suite No. 1 from The Tempest
Igor Stravinsky: Violin Concerto in D Major
Thomas Adès: …but all shall be well
Claude Debussy: La mer

Mark Elder, conductor
Antonin Dvorák: The Water Goblin


Bernard Haitink, conductor
Robert Chen, violin; John Sharp, cello; Eugene Izotov, oboe; David McGill, bassoon

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 7
Joseph Haydn: Sinfonia Concertante in B-Flat Major


Mitsuko Uchida, conductor and piano
Robert Chen, violin; Charles Pikler, viola; John Sharp, cello; Alexander Hanna, bass

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Adagio in B minor, K. 540
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Piano Concerto No. 19
Franz Schubert:  Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667 "The Trout"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Eine kleine Nachtmusik

John Williams, conductor
John Williams:  Excerpt from Lincoln


To be announced


Charles Dutoit, conductor
Mathieu Dufour, flute;  Paul Jacobs, organ

Paul Dukas:  Fanfare and poeme dansé from La Peri
Guillaume Connesson:  Pour sortir au jour
Camille Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 "Organ"

John Williams, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin

John Williams: Violin Concerto

Bernard Haitink, conductor

Francis Poulenc: Gloria


Harry Bicket, conductor
Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord

Jean-Philippe Rameau:  Suite from Platée
Francis Poulenc:  Concert champêtre
Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Igor Stravinsky):  Four Preludes from The Well-Tempered Clavier
Johann Sebastian Bach:  Orchestral Suite No. 3
Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Eric Crees):  Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor


Harry Bicket, conductor
Scott Hostetler, oboe d'amore;  Jennifer Koh and Jaime Laredo, violins

Johann Sebastian Bach:  Brandenburg Concerto No. 6
Anna Clyne:  Prince of Clouds
Igor Stravinsky:  Dumbarton Oaks Concerto
Johann Sebastian Bach:  Oboe d'amore Concerto in A Major, BWV 1055
Johann Sebastian Bach:  Concerto for Two Violins
Jean-Philippe Rameau:  Suite from Les Boreádes