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.

7/14

Ludovic Morlot and Bernard Labadie, conductors
Jennifer Koh, violin;  Marc-André Hamelin, piano

Hector Berlioz:  Overture to Les franc-juges
Anna Clyne:  The Seamstress
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony No. 3 "Eroica"
Joseph Haydn:  Piano Concerto in D Major

7/21

Riccardo Muti, conductor

Alexander Scriabin:  Symphony No. 2
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique"
Sergei Prokofiev:  Montagues and Capulets from Romeo and Juliet

7/28

Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Ludwig van Beethoven:  Overture to King Stephen
Witold Lutoslawski: Symphony No. 3
Esa-Pekka Salonen:  Foreign Bodies
Dmitri Shostakovich:  Cello Concerto No. 1
Leos Janácek: Sinfonietta

8/4

Charles Dutoit, conductor
Louis Lortie, piano

Maurice Ravel:  Rapsodie espagnol
Vincent D'Indy:  Symphony on a French Mountain Air
Cesar Franck:  Symphonic Variations
Maurice Ravel:  Suite No. 2 from Daphnis et Chloé
Claude Debussy:  Images

8/11

Michael Tilson Thomas and Jaap van Zweden, conductors
Emanuel Ax, piano

Igor Stravinsky:  Scherzo á la russe
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Piano Concerto No. 4
Jean Sibelius:  Symphony No. 2
Benjamin Britten:  Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from Peter Grimes

8/18

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

Igor Stravinsky:  Elegy for JFK
Gustav Mahler:  Symphony No. 9
Gustav Mahler:  Blumine
Giovanni Gabrieli:  Canzonae

8/25

Semyon Bychkov and Leonard Slatkin, conductors
Renaud Capuçon, violin

Detlev Glanert:  Brahms-Fantasie
Johannes Brahms:  Violin Concerto
Johannes Brahms:  Symphony No. 1
Samuel Barber:  Overture to The School for Scandal