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.

12/1

Donald Runnicles and Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductors
Christian Tetzlaff, violin

Benjamin Britten:  Sinfonia da Requiem
Richard Strauss:  Death and Transfiguration
Edward Elgar:  Enigma Variations
Antonin Dvórak:  Violin Concerto

12/8

Stéphane Denève and Mark Elder conductors
James Ehnes, violin

Carl Maria von Weber:  Overture to The Ruler of the Spirits
Dmitri Shostakovich:  Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 99
Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
Hector Berlioz: Queen Mab Scherzo and Romeo at the Tomb of the Capulets from Romeo and Juliet

12/15

Ingo Metzmacher, conductor

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Excerpts from The Nutcracker
Igor Stravinsky:  Petrushka
Dmitri Shostakovich:  Symphony No. 11 "The Year 1905"

12/22

Bernard Labadie, conductor

George Frideric Handel:  Messiah