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.

5/19

Julian Rachlin and Jean Martinon, conductors
Julian Rachlin, violin

Antonio Vivaldi:  The Four Seasons
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Divertimento in D Major, K. 136
Astor Piazzolla (arranged by Leonid Desyatnikov):  The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Paul Hindemith:  Nobilissima visione

5/26

Marek Janowski, conductor
Robert Chen, violin

Felix Mendelssohn:  Hebrides Overture, Op. 26
Max Bruch:  Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 "Jupiter"
Richard Wagner:  Overture to The Flying Dutchman
Richard Wagner:  Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde

6/2

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Margaret Hillis, director
Nicola Benedetti, violin

Igor Stravinsky:  Concerto in D
Sergei Prokofiev:  Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathetique"
Charles Ives:  A Symphony: New England Holidays - IV. Thanksgiving and Forefathers' Day

6/9

Riccardo Muti, conductor
Robert Chen, Stephanie Jeong, David Taylor and Yuan-Qing Yu, violins, Mark Shuldiner, harpsichord; Stefan Ragnar Hoskuldsson, flute

Antonio Vivaldi:  Concerto in B minor, RV 580
Antonio Vivaldi:  Flute Concerto in G minor, RV 439 "La Notte"
Antonio Vivaldi:  Concert in C Major "Per la solennità di San Lorenzo"
George Frideric Handel:  Water Music Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92

6/16

Riccardo Muti, conductor

Franz Schubert:  Entr'acte No. 3 from Rosamunde, D. 797
Franz Schubert:  Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D. 94 "The Great"
Anna Clyne:  Night Ferry
Manuel de Falla:   Suite No. 2 from The Three-Cornered Hat
Maurice Ravel:  Rapsodie espangole

6/23

Riccardo Muti, conductor
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, director
Janai Brugger and Barbara Frittoli, sopranos; Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano; Daniel Johansson, tenor; Tareq Nazmi, bass

Giuseppe Verdi:  Fuoco di gioia! from Otello
Giuseppe Verdi:  Gli arredi festivi from Nabucco
Giuseppe Verdi:  Patria oppressa! from Macbeth
Giuseppe Verdi:  Sanctus and Libera me from Messa da Requiem
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125

6/30

Bramwell Tovey, Michael Tilson Thomas, Daniel Barenboim, Morton Gould, John Williams and  Carlo Maria Guilini, conductors
Chicago Symphony Chorus; Duain Wolfe, director
Bramwell Tovey, piano;  Adolph Herseth, trumpet

George Gershwin:  Cuban Overture
George Gershwin:  A Foggy Day
Charles Ives:  The Unanswered Question
Leonard Bernstein:  Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Charles Ives (orchestrated by William Schuman):  Variations on America
John Williams:  The People's House and Appomattox from Lincoln
Antonin Dvorak:  Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 "From the New World"