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.

9/15

Riccardo Muti, conductor
Rudolf Buchbinder, piano

Richard Wagner:  Siegfried's Rhine Journey and Funeral March from Götterdämmerung
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
Anton Bruckner:  Symphony No. 1 in C minor

9/22

Riccardo Muti, conductor

John Corigliano:  Campane di Ravello
Edward Elgar:  In the South
Modest Mussorgsky (arr. Ravel):  Pictures from an Exhibition
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Consecration of the House Overture

9/29

Riccardo Muti, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano

Johannes Brahms:  Piano Concerto No. 2
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Symphony No. 1 "Winter Daydreams"
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Consecration of the House Overture

10/6

Ildar Abdrazakov, bass
Alberto Mizrahi, narrator

Arnold Schoenberg:  Kol Nidre
Dmitri Shostakovich:  Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti
Mason Bates:  Anthology of Fantastic Zoology
Hector Berlioz:  Fantasy on The Tempest by Shakespeare from Lélio

10/13

Riccardo Muti, conductor
Rosa Feola, soprano

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  The Tempest
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
Gustav Mahler:  Symphony No. 4

10/20

Susanna Mälkki, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin

Claude Debussy:  Gigues from Images for Orchestra
Bela Bartók:  Violin Concerto No. 2
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov:  Scheherazade
Thomas Adès:  …but all shall be well

10/27

Carlos Miguel Prieto and Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductors
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Cynthia Yeh, percussion

Sergei Prokofiev:  Suite from Lt. Kijé
James MacMillan:  Veni, Veni, Emmanuel
Silvestre Revueltas:  Sensemaya
Witold Lutosławski:  Concerto for Orchestra
Witold Lutosławski:  Cello Concerto

11/3

Bernard Haitink, conductor
Till Fellner, piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22
Richard Strauss:  An Alpine Symphony
Anton Webern: Im Sommerwind

11/10

Vasily Petrenko, conductor
Paul Lewis, piano

Edward Elgar: In the South "Alassio"
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor"
Sergei Rachmaninov:  Symphonic Dances

11/17

Mark Elder, Jaap van Zweden and Jay Friedman, conductors

Ralph Vaughan Williams:  Overture to The Wasps
Ralph Vaughan Williams:  Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus
Edward Elgar:  Symphony No. 1
Benjamin Britten:  Suite on English Folk Songs "A time there was"
William Walton:  Crown Imperial

11/24

Mitsuko Uchida, conductor and pianist
Robert Chen, violin;  Charles Pikler, viola;  John Sharp, cello;  Alexander Hanna, bass

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Adagio in B minor, K. 540
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Piano Concerto No. 19
Franz Schubert:  Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667 "The Trout"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Eine kleine Nachtmusik