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.


Riccardo Muti, conductor

Johann Strauss, Jr.: Overture to Indigo and the 40 Thieves
Giuseppe Verdi: Ballet Music from Macbeth
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2
Cesar Franck: Symphony in D Minor


Bernard Haitink, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 27
Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 4

Sir Mark Elder, conductor
Frederick Delius: The Walk to the Paradise Garden


Mitsuko Uchida, 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 "Trout"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik

John Williams, conductor
John Williams: Excerpt from Lincoln soundtrack


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


Bernard Labadie, conductor
Marc André Hamelin, piano

Henri-Joseph Rigel: Symphony in C Minor
Joseph Haydn: Piano Concerto in D major
Joseph Martin Kraus: Symphony in E Minor
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C major

Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Brahms: Symphony No. 1


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

Paul Dukas: La Peri, Fanfare and poemedansé
Guillaume Connesson: pour sortir au jour
Camille Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3 "Organ"

Read comments from composer Guillaume Connesson and organist Paul Jacobs

John Williams, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin

John Williams: Violin Concerto

Bernard Haitink, conductor
Francis Poulenc: Gloria


Program to be announced


Kirill Gerstein, piano
Katia and Marielle Labèque, pianos

Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 2
William Walton: Symphony No. 1
Francis Poulenc: Concerto for Two Pianos in D minor

John Williams, conductor
John Williams: Excerpt from Lincoln soundtrack