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.


Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor
Marina Heredia, flamenco vocals
Maurice Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin
Claude Debussy: La boîte à joujoux
Maurice Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte
Manuel de Falla: El amor brujo

Semyon Bychkov, conductor
Katia and Mariel LaBeque, piano
Maurice Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnole (2-piano version)

Alain Altinoglu, conductor
Emanuel Chabrier: España


Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Christian Tetzlaff, violin

Leos Janácek: Overture to From the House of the Dead
Antonin Dvorák: Violin Concerto in A Minor
Esa-Pekka Salonen: Nyx
Leos Janácek: Sinfonietta

Sir Mark Elder, conductor
Antonin Dvorák: The Golden Spinning Wheel


Jaap Van Zweden, conductor

Dimitri Shostakovich: Festive Overture
Christopher Rouse: Heimdall's Trumpet
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony
Dimitri Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony


Riccardo Muti, conductor
Maurizio Pollini, piano

Ludwig van Beethoven: Consecration of the House Overture
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467
Felix Mendelssohn: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 97 "Rhenish"
Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 39 in G Minor