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.


Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Jeremy Denk, piano

Gustav Mahler:  Blumine
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Johannes Brahms (arranged by Arnold Schoenberg): Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25


Riccardo Muti, conductor
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, director
Janai Brugger, Jennifer Johnson Cano, Issachah Savage and Tareq Nazm, vocalists

Giuseppe Verdi:  selections from Otello, Nabucco, Macbeth and Requiem
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"


Riccardo Muti and Fritz Reiner, conductors

Ludwig van Beethoven:  Overture to Egmont, Op. 84
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony No. 4 in B-flat Major, Op. 60
William Grant Still:  Mother and Child
Florence Price:  Symphony No. 3 in C minor
Alan Hovhaness:  Symphony No. 2 "Mysterious Mountain"


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

George Gershwin:  Porgy and Bess Symphonic Picture
George Gershwin:  Rhapsody in Blue
Maurice Ravel:  Piano Concerto in G Major
Georges Bizet:   Suites from L'arlesienne
Niccolo Paganini:  Moto Perpetuo


Esa-Pekka Salonen and Georg Solti, conductors
Pekka Kuusisto, violin

Maurice Ravel:  Mother Goose Suite
Bryce Dessner:  Violin Concerto
Igor Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements
Bela Bartok:  Divertimento for String Orchestra


Riccardo Muti, conductor
Stefan Ragnar Hoskuldsson, flute

Joseph Bologne:  Overture to L'Amant anonyme
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
Antonio Vivaldi:  Flute Concerto in G minor, RV 439 "La Notte"
Antonio Vivaldi:  Concerto in C Major "Per la solennita di San Lorenzo"
George Frideric Handel:  Water Music Suite No. 1 in F Major