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.

5/16

Robert Chen and Claudio Abbado, conductors
Stefan Ragnar Hoskuldsson, flute
Robert Chen, violin
Ray Still, oboe

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Flute Concerto No. 2 in D Major, K. 314
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Oboe Concerto in C Major, K. 314

5/23

James Feddeck and Mark Elder, conductors
Christopher Martin, trumpet

Cesar Franck:  Les Eolides
Joseph Haydn:  Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major
Sergei Rachmaninov:  Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture

5/30

Daniel Barenboim, conductor

Bedrich Smetana:  My Homeland
Richard Wagner:  Siegfried Idyll
Richard Wagner:  Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg

6/6

Mark Elder, Jaap van Zweden and Jay Friedman, conductors

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Overture to The Wasps
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus
Edward Elgar: Symphony No. 1 in A-flat Major, Op. 55
Benjamin Britten: Suite on English Folk Tunes, Op. 90 "A time there was..."
William Walton: Crown Imperial

6/13

Men of the Chicago Symphony Chorus
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Duain Wolfe, director
Alexey Tikhomirov, bass

Sergei Prokofiev: Sinfonietta in A Major, Op. 5/48
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13, Op. 113 "Babi Yar"
George Walker: Lyric for Strings

6/20

Chicago Symphony Chorus
Riccardo Muti and Fritz Reiner, conductors
Duain Wolfe, director
Amanda Forsythe, soprano; Elizabeth Deshong, mezzo-soprano; Paul Appleby and Nicholas Phan, tenors; Nahuel di Pierro, bass

Carl Maria von Weber:  Overture to Oberon
Max Raimi:  Three Lisel Mueller Settings
Franz Schubert:  Mass No. 6 in E-flat Major, D. 950
Richard Wagner:  Siegfried's Rhine Journey from Gotterdammerung

6/27

Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor
Thomas Hampson, baritone

Charles Ives (orchestrated by William Schumann): Variations on "America"
Charles Ives (arranged by John Adams): At the River
Aaron Copland: Simple Gifts, The Boatmen's Dance, and The Golden Willow Tree from Old American Songs
William Still: In Memoriam: The Colored Soldiers Who Died for Democracy
Walter Damrosch: Danny Deever
Michael Daugherty: Letter to Mrs. Bixby from Letters from Lincoln
John Corigliano: One Sweet Morning
Edward Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma"
Igor Stravinsky: Suite from Petrushka