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.

10/17

Simone Young and Rafael Kubelik, conductors

Franz Liszt:  Symphonic Poem No. 5 "Prometheus"
Richard Wagner: Excerpts from Gotterdammerung
Johannes Brahms (arranged by Arnold Schoenberg): Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25
Paul Hindemith:  Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber

10/24

Riccardo Muti and Fritz Reiner, conductors
Robert Chen, violin

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550
Nickolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21

10/31

Riccardo Muti, conductor  
Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano

Georges Bizet: Symphony in C Major "Roma"
Hector Berlioz: The Death of Cleopatra
Ottorino Respighi: Pines of Rome
Sergei Prokofiev:  Selections from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64

11/7

Riccardo Muti, conductor
Krassimira Stoyanova, soprano; Ekaterina Gubanova, mezzo-soprano; Dmitry Korchak and Enea Scala, tenors; Eric Owens, bass-baritone
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, director

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Kyrie in D minor, K. 341
Luigi Cherubini: Chant sur la mort de Joseph Haydn
Gioacchino Rossini: Stabat mater
Gioacchino Rossini: William Tell Overture

11/14

Giancarlo Guerrero and Fritz Reiner, conductors
Pablo Sainz Villegas, guitar
Daniel Binelli, bandoneon
Leontyne Price, soprano 

Alberto Ginastera: Four Dances from Estancia
Joaquin Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
Francisco Tarrega: Gran jota
Emmanuel Chabrier: Espana
Astor Piazzolla: Sinfonia Buenos Aires, Op. 15
Manuel de Falla: El amor brujo
Isaac Albeniz (arranged by Enrique Arbos): Navarra

11/21

Esa-Pekka Salonen and Manfred Honeck, conductors
Leila Josefowicz, violin

Claude Debussy: Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun
John Adams: Scheherazade.2 
Igor Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Ottorino Respighi: Fountains of Rome

11/28

Esa-Pekka Salonen and Fritz Reiner, conductors
Mitsuko Uchida, piano

Johannes Brahms:  Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a
Bela Bartok:  Piano Concerto No. 3
Arnold Schoenberg:  Transfigured Night, Op. 4
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21