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.

10/14

Marin Alsop and Morton Gould, conductors
Daniil Trifonov, piano

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

10/21

Pierre Boulez, conductor
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano
Stefan Ragnar Hoskuldsson, flute; Robert Chen, violin; Li-Kuo Chang, viola; John Sharp, cello

 Joseph Haydn:  Symphony No. 103 in E-flat Major "Drum Roll"
Gyorgy Ligeti:  Piano Concerto
Bela Bartok:  The Miraculous Mandarin
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Flute Quartet in D Major, K. 285

10/28

Georg Solti, conductor

Dmitri Shostakovich:  Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93
Hector Berlioz:  Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

11/4

James Feddeck and Georg Solti, conductors
Nicholas Angelich, piano

Ludwig van Beethoven:  Overture to Coriolan, Op. 62
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73 "Emperor"
Antonin Dvorak:  Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70
Johannes Brahms:  Tragic Overture, Op. 81

11/11

Chicago Symphony Chorus
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Duain Wolfe, director
Krassimira Stoyanova, soprano; Dmitry Korchak, tenor; Enea Scala, tenor
Benedetta Torre, soprano; Sara Mingardo, contralto; Saimir Pirgu, tenor; Mika Kares, bass

Luigi Cherubini:  Chant sur la mort de Joseph Haydn
William Schuman:  Symphony No. 9 "Le fosse Ardeatine"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Requiem in D minor, K. 626

11/18

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Kelley O'Connor, mezzo-soprano

Giovanni Gabrieli:  Two Canzons
Gustav Mahler:  Blumine
Igor Stravinsky:  Elegy for JFK
Gustav Mahler:  Symphony No. 9 in D Major

11/25

Semyon Bychkov and Edward Gardner, conductors

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Manfred Symphony in B minor, Op. 58
Richard Wagner:  Overture to Rienzi
Carl Nielsen:  Symphony No. 4, Op. 29 "Inextinguishable"