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.

1/8

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

1/15

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

1/22

Riccardo Muti, conductor
Hector Berlioz: Waverley Overture
Claude Debussy: La mer
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4
Giuseppe Martucci: Notturno
Maurice Ravel: Rapsodie espagnol

1/29

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

2/5

Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Dmitri Shostakovich: Five Fragments
Benjamin Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem
Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5

Pierre Boulez, conductor
Igor Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements

2/12

Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Simone Lamsma, violin
Benjamin Britten: Violin Concerto
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5

Kirill Petrenko, conductor
Marc-André Hamelin, piano; Christopher Martin, trumpet
Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1

2/19

Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 "Leningrad"

Sakari Oramo, conductor
Yuja Wang, piano
Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3

2/26

Mitsuko Uchida, conductor and pianist
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 17 in G Major, K. 453
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat Major, K. 595

Ton Koopman, conductor
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 20 in D Major, K. 133

3/5

Nicholas Kraemer, conductor and harpsichord

Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concertos

 

3/12

Riccardo Muti, conductor
Yo-Yo Ma and Giovanni Sollima, cellos

Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 3 in D Major, D. 200
Giovanni Sollima: Antidotum Tarantulae XXI Concerto for Two Cellos and Orchestra
Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 4 in C Minor, D. 417 "Tragic"
Franz Schubert: Entr'acte No. 3 from Rosamunde
Giuseppe Verdi: Ballet Music from Macbeth

3/19

Edo De Waart, conductor
Eugene Izotov, oboe
Susanna Phillips, soprano

Richard Strauss: Serenade in E-flat Major
Richard Strauss: Metamorphosen
Richard Strauss: Oboe Concerto
Richard Strauss: Four Last Songs

David Robertson, conductor
Paul Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber

3/26

Pierre Boulez, conductor
Johannes Moser, cello
Daniel Barenboim, piano

Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 103 "Drumroll"
Bernard Rands: Cello Concerto
Bela Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 1
Leos Janácek: Sinfonietta