Chicago Symphony Orchestra


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.


Esa-Pekka Salonen and Georg Solti, conductors

Pekka Kuusisto, violin


Maurice Ravel: Mother Goose

Bryce Dessner: Violin Concerto

Igor Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements

Bela Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra



David Afkham and Bernard Heitink, conductors

Vadim Gluzman, violin


Maurice Ravel: Menuet antique

Dmitri Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 77

Claude Debussy: La mer

Maurice Ravel: La valse

Anton Webern: Im Sommerwind



Fritz Reiner, conductor

Sauter-finegan Orchestra

Lisa Della Casa, soprano


Dmitry Kabalevsky: Overture to Colas Breugnon

Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 88 in G Major, Hob I:88

Jaromir Weinberger: Polka and Fugue from Schwanda the Bagpiper

Rolf Liebermann: Concerto for Jazz Band and Orchestra

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G Major