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.

5/21

Yuri Temirkanov and Kirill Petrenko, conductors
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, director
Denis Matsuev, piano
Alberto Mizrahi, narrator

Sergei Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73
Modest Mussorgsky and Dmitri Shostakovich: Two excerpts from Khovanschchina
Arnold Schoenberg: Kol nidre

5/28

David Afkham, conductor

Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 44 in E minor "Mourning"
Richard Strauss: Death and Transfiguration, Op. 24
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90
Sergei Prokofiev: Scythian Suite, Op. 20

6/4

Nikolaj Znaider and Bramwell Tovey, conductors
Nikolaj Znaider, violin

Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61  
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47
George Gershwin (arranged by Don Rose): Overture to Strike up the Band
George Gershwin (arranged by Bramwell Tovey): A Foggy Day

6/11

Pierre Boulez and Manfred Honeck, conductors
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, director

Gustav Mahler: Totenfeier
Bela Bartok: The Miraculous Mandarin  
Mason Bates: Resurrexit  
Johann Strauss, Jr: Overture to The Gypsy Baron
Josef Strauss: The Dragonfly Polka, Op. 204
Johann Strauss Jr:
Furioso Polka, Op. 260
Voices of Spring Waltz, Op. 410
On the Hunt Polka, Op. 373
In Krapfen's Woods Polka, Op. 336
Thunder and Lightning Polka, Op. 324
Josef Strauss: Fireproof! Polka, Op. 269

6/18

Riccardo Muti, conductor
Women of the Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, director
Sarah Bullen, harp

Claude Debussy: Nocturnes
Claude Debussy: Sacred and Profane Dances
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Suite from Swan Lake, Op. 20a
Giacomo Puccini: Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut
Pietro Mascagni: Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana