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.


Riccardo Muti, conductor

Felix Mendelssohn: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Overture, Op. 27
Bernard Rands: DREAM for Orchestra
Franz Liszt: Symphonic Poem No. 6 "Mazeppa"
Arnold Schoenberg: Transfigured Night, Op. 4
Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 54


Riccardo Muti, conductor
Chicago Symhony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, director
Barbara Frittoli soprano; Anita Rachvelishvili, mezzo-soprano; Piero Pretti, tenor; Luca Salsi, baritone; Ronita Miller, mezzo-soprano; Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano

Pietro Mascagni:  Cavalleria rusticana
Giuseppe Verdi:  Selections from Otello, Nabucco, Macbeth and Messa da Requiem


Andrew Davis and Seiji Ozawa, conductors
Paul Lewis, piano

Michael Tippett:  Little Music for String Orchestra
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15
Michael Tippet:  Praeludium for Brass, Bells and Percussion
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
Benjamin Britten:  The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34


Jane Glover and Claudio Abbado, conductors
William Welter, oboe
Paul Jacobs, organ
Dale Clevenger, horn

Joseph Haydn:  Symphony No. 71 in B-flat Major
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Oboe Concerto in C Major, K. 314
George Frideric Handel:  Organ Concerto in F Major, Op. 4 No. 4
Johann Sebastian Bach:  Sinfonia to Cantata BWV 29
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Symphony No. 29 in A Major, K. 201
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Horn Concerto No. 3 in E-flat Major, K. 447


Klaus Makela and Jean Martinon, conductors
Daniel Lozakovich, violin
Edward Druzinsky, harp; Donald Peck, flute; Clark Brody, clarinet

Anders Hillborg:  Eleven Gates
Sergei Prokofiev:  Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63
Eugene Ysaye:  Violin Sonata No. 5 in G Major - II. Danse rustique
Igor Stravinsky:  The Firebird
Maurice Ravel:  Introduction and Allegro