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.

5/6

Fritz Reiner, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Inge Borkh, soprano

Bedrich Smetana:  Selections from The Bartered Bride
Samuel Barber:  Cello Concerto, Op. 22
Antonin Dvorak:  Symphony No. 5 in F Major, Op. 76
Richard Strauss:  Final Scene from Salome, Op. 54

5/13

Manfred Honeck, conductor
Till Fellner, piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, K. 503
Gustav Mahler:  Symphony No. 5

5/20

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

5/27

Andres Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Women of the Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, director
Anima Young Singers of Greater Chicago
Charles Sundquist, director
Kelley O'Connor, soprano

Gustav Mahler:  Symphony No. 3 in D minor

6/3

Ricardo Muti, conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Mason Bates:  The B-Sides
Robert Schumann:  Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129
Richard Strauss:  Aus Italien
Franz Liszt:  Symphonic Poem No. 3 "Les preludes"

6/10

Neeme Jarvi, conductor
Paul Lewis, piano

Ludwig van Beethoven:  Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 19
Anton Bruckner:  Symphony No. 6 in A Major
Zoltan Kodaly:  Dances of Galanta

6/17

Pierre Boulez, conductor

Igor Stravinsky:  Suite from The Firebird
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Symphony No. 3 in D Major, Op. 29 "Polish"
Franz Schubert:  Symphony No. 8 in B minor "Unfinished"
Igor Stravinsky:  Fireworks, Op. 4
Igor Stravinsky:  Four Studies, Op. 7