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.


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


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


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


Kirill Petrenko and Riccardo Muti, conductors
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Denis Matsuev, piano
Alberto Mizrahi, narrator

Sergei Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Major, Op. 30
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73
Modest Mussorgsky (orchestrated by Dmitri Shostakovich): Two Excerpts from Khovanshchina
Arnold Schoenberg: Kol Nidre, Op. 39


Semyon Bychkov and Edward Gardner, conductors

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony in B minor, Op. 58
Richard Wagner: Overture to Rienzi
Carl Nielsen: Symphony No. 4 "The Inextinguishable"


Manfred Honeck, conductor
Robert Chen, violin

Ottorino Respighi: Fountains of Rome
Ottorino Respighi: Concerto Gregoriano
Peter IlyichTchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathetique"
Antonin Dvorak: Carnival Overture, Op. 92


James Feddeck and Georg Solti, conductors
Nicholas Angelich, piano

Ludwig van Beethoven: Overture to Coriolan, Op. 62
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73 "Emperor"
Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70
Johannes Brahms: Tragic Overture, Op. 81