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.

2/16

Riccardo Muti, conductor
Erin Wall, soprano;  Okka von der Damerau, mezzo-soprano;  Steve Davislim, tenor;  Eric Owens, bass

Anton Bruckner:  Symphony No. 9 in D minor
Anton Bruckner:  Te Deum
Maurice Ravel:  Rapsodie espagnole

2/23

Riccardo Muti, conductor
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

Ludwig van Beethoven:  Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466
Paul Hindemith:  Concert Music for String Orchestra and Brass, Op. 50
Sergei Prokofiev:  Scythian Suite, Op. 20
Mendelssohn:  Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Op. 27

3/2

Edo de Waart and Riccardo Muti, conductors
Daniel Gingrich, horn

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Symphony No. 38 in D Major, K. 504 "Prague"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Horn Concerto No. 3 in E-flat Major, K. 447
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36
Mason Bates:  Alternative Energy

3/9

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

3/16

Riccardo Muti, conductor
Julia Fischer, violin

Ludwig van Beethoven:  Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61
Johannes Brahms:  Serenade No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11
Sergei Prokofiev:  Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25 "Classical"

3/23

Jaap van Zweden and Pierre Boulez, conductors

Dmitri Shostakovich:  Five Fragments, Op. 42
Benjamin Britten:  Sinfonia da requiem, Op. 20
Sergei Prokofiev:  Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, Op. 100
Igor Stravinsky:  Symphony in Three Movements