Chicago Symphony
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.


Charles Dutoit, conductor
Mathieu Dufour, flute
Paul Jacobs, organ
Paul Dukas: La Peri, Fanfare and poemedansé
Guillaume Connesson: pour sortir au jour
Camille Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3 "Organ"

Read comments from composer Guillaume Connesson and organist Paul Jacobs

John Williams, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin
John Williams: Violin Concerto

Bernard Haitink, conductor
Francis Poulenc: Gloria


Program to be announced


Kirill Gerstein, piano
Katia and Marielle Labèque, pianos

Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 2
William Walton: Symphony No. 1
Francis Poulenc: Concerto for Two Pianos in D minor

John Williams, conductor
John Williams: Excerpt from Lincoln soundtrack


Riccardo Muti, conductor
Duain Wolfe, chorus director
Luca Salsi (Macbeth), Tatiana Serjan (Lady Macbeth), Dmitriy Belosselskiy (Banquo), and Francesco Meli (Macduff)
Giuseppe Verdi: Macbeth


Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor
Paul Lewis, piano
Witold Lutosławski: Musique funebre
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique"

Tugan Sokhiev, conductor
Alexander Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia


Riccardo Muti, conductor
Ildar Abdrazakov, bass
Sergei Prokofiev: The Meeting of the Volga and the Don
Dimitri Shostakovich: Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67
Sergei Prokofiev: Three Scenes from Romeo and Juliet


Riccardo Muti, conductor
Hector Berlioz: Waverley Overture
Claude Debussy: La mer
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4
Felix Mendelssohn: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
Maurice Ravel: Rapsodie espagnol


Riccardo Muti, conductor
Anna Clyne: Night Ferry
Mason Bates: Alternative Energy
Sergei Prokofiev: Suite from Romeo and Juliet
Arthur Honegger: Pacific 231