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.


Susanna Malkki, conductor
Gil Shaham and Robert Chen, violins

Claude Debussy: Gigues from Images for Orchestra
Bela Bartok: Violin Concerto No. 2
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35


Marin Alsop, conductor
Hilary Hahn, violin

Johannes Brahms:  Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80
Jean Sibelius:  Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
Sergei Rachmaninov:  Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27


Edo de Waart, conductor

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 38 in D Major, K. 504 "Prague"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 3 in E-flat Major, K. 447
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36
Richard Strauss: Metamorphosen


Marin Alsop and Morton Gould, conductors
Pianist Daniil Trifonov

Bruno Mantovani: Threnos
Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op.26
Johann Sebastian Bach (transcribed by Sergei Rachmaninov): Violin Partita in E Major, BWV 1006 - Gigue
Frank Bridge: Lament
Aaron Copland: Symphony No. 3
Charles Ives (transcribed by William Schuman): Variations on "America"


Riccardo Muti, conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Dmitri Shostakovich: Festive Overture in A Major, Op. 96
Dmitri Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 2, Op. 126
Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 44
Sergei Prokofiev: Selections from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64


Riccardo Muti, conductor
Women of the Chicago Symphony Chorus
Sarah Bullen, harp

Claude Debussy: Nocturnes
Claude Debussy: Sacred and Profane Dances
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Suite from Swan Lake, Op. 20a
Giacomo Puccini: Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut
Pietro Mascagni: Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana


Riccardo Muti, conducts
John Malkovich, narrator

George Walker: Lyric for Strings
Aaron Copland: A Lincoln Portrait
Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95 "From the New World"
Modest Mussorgsky (orchestrated by Maurice Ravel): Pictures from an Exhibition