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.


Charles Dutoit, conductor
John Sharp, cello; Charles Pikler, viola
Nikolai Lugansky, piano

Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 85 in B-flat Major "La Reine"
Richard Strauss: Don Quixote
Sergei Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30


Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin

Samuel Barber: Overture to the School for Scandal
William Schuman: Symphony No. 6
Mason Bates: Violin Concerto
George Gershwin: An American in Paris

Susanna Mälkki, conductor
Charles Ives: The Unanswered Question
Charles Ives: Three Places in New England


Ingo Metzmacher, conductor

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Excerpts from The Nutcracker
Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11, "The Year 1905"


Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Renaud Capuçon, violin; Gautier Capuçon, cello

Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor

Bernard Haitink, conductor
Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 101 in D Major, "The Clock"


Vasily Petrenko, conductor
Paul Lewis, piano

Edward Elgar: In the South - Alassio
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor"
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances


Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
Robert Chen, violin

Felix Mendelssohn: The Fair Melusina Overture
Florence Price: Mississippi River
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, conductor
Lang Lang, piano

Frederic Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1


Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Matthias Goerne, baritone
Franz Schubert and Richard Strauss: Song selections
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

Harry Bicket, conductor
Jaime Laredo and Jennifer Koh, violins
Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto for Two Violins

Vasily Petrenko, conductor
Edward Elgar: Cockaigne Overture


Charles Dutoit, conductor
Daniil Trifonov, piano

Igor Stravinsky: Symphony in C
Modest Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1
Igor Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring


Riccardo Muti, conductor
Yefim Bronfmann, piano

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


Riccardo Muti, conductor

Antonin Dvorak:  Symphony No. 5
Giuseppe Martucci: Notturno
Respighi:  Roman Festivals
Felix Mendelssohn:  Symphony No. 4 "Italian"