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.

5/25

Pablo Heras-Casado, Daniel Barenboim and Ferenc Fricsay, conductors
Alice Sara Ott, piano

Pierre Boulez:  Figures-Doubles-Prismes
Igor Stravinsky:  Four Studies for Orchestra
Bela Bartok:  Piano Concerto No. 3
Claude Debussy:  Ibería
Pierre Boulez:  Notations VII
Bela Bartok:  Divertimento for String Orchestra

6/1

James Levine, conductor

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Symphony No. 31 in D Major, K. 297 "Paris"
Arnold Schoenberg:  Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 16
Hector Berlioz:  Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
Johann Sebastian Bach:  Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor

6/8

Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Sergei Prokofiev:  Symphony-Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in e Minor, Op. 125
Benjamin Britten:  Suite on English Folk Tunes "A time there was. . ."
Dmitri Shostakovich:  Symphony No. 9 in E-flat Major, Op. 70
Benjamin Britten:  Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from Peter Grimes

6/15

Riccardo Muti, conductor

Modest Mussorgsky:  A Night on Bald Mountain
Richard Strauss:  Don Juan, Op. 20
Anton Bruckner:  Symphony No. 7 in E Major

6/22

Riccardo Muti, conductor

John Corigliano:  Campane di Ravello
Edward Elgar:  In the South Overture "Alassio"
Modest Mussorgsky (orchestrated by Maurice Ravel):  Pictures at an Exhibition
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Consecration of the House Overture