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.


Pierre Boulez, conductor
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano
Stefan Ragnar Hoskuldsson, flute; Robert Chen, violin; Li-Kuo Chang, viola; John Sharp, cello

Joseph Haydn:  Symphony No. 103 in E-flat Major "Drum Roll"
Gyorgy Ligeti:  Piano Concerto
Bela Bartok: The Miraculous Mandarin, Op. 19
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Flute Quartet in D Major, K. 285


Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider and Daniel Barenboim, conductors
Cameron Carpenter, organ

Paul Dukas:  The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Frances Poulenc:  Organ Concerto in G minor
Camille Saint-Saens:  Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78 "Organ"
Maurice Ravel:  Suite No. 2 from Daphnis and Chloe
Maurice Ravel:  Alborada del gracioso
Maurice Ravel:  Bolero


Bernard Haitink and Edo de Waart, conductors

Ludwig van Beethoven:  Leonore Overture No. 3
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major "Eroica"
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony No. 6 in F Major "Pastoral"


Andre de Ridder and Jean Martinon, conductors
Inon Barnatan, piano

George Gershwin:  A Symphonic Picture from Porgy and Bess
George Gershwin:  Rhapsody in Blue
Maurice Ravel:  Piano Concerto in G Major
George Bizet:  Suites Nos. 1 and 2 from L'arlesienne
Niccolo Paganini (arranged by Frederick Stock):  Moto perpetuo, Op. 11


Riccardo Muti, conductor
Robert Chen, violin; Stefan Ragnar Hoskuldsson, flute; Mark Shuldiner, harpsichord

Johann Sebastian Bach:  Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050
Gioacchino Rossini:  Overture to Il viaggio a Reims
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Symphony No. 39 in E-flat Major, K. 543
Sergei Prokofiev:  Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, Op. 100


Pierre Boulez, conductor
Robert Chen, violin

Claude Debussy: Symphonic Fragments from The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian
Maurice Ravel: Mother Goose Suite
Gyorgy Ligeti: Violin Concerto
Claude Debussy: La Mer
Maurice Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales