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.


Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Christian Tetzlaff, violin

Leos Janácek: Overture to From the House of the Dead
Antonin Dvorák: Violin Concerto in A Minor
Esa-Pekka Salonen: Nyx
Leos Janácek: Sinfonietta

Sir Mark Elder, conductor
Antonin Dvorák: The Golden Spinning Wheel


Jaap Van Zweden, conductor

Dimitri Shostakovich: Festive Overture
Christopher Rouse: Heimdall's Trumpet
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony
Dimitri Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony


Riccardo Muti, conductor
Maurizio Pollini, piano

Ludwig van Beethoven: Consecration of the House Overture
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467
Felix Mendelssohn: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 97 "Rhenish"
Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 39 in G Minor


Riccardo Muti, conductor
David McGill, bassoon

Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 1 in D Major, D. 82
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Bassoon Concerto
Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 6 in C Major, D. 589
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 38 in D Major, K. 504 "Prague"


Riccardo Muti, conductor

Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, D. 485
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D Major
Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 48 in C Major "Maria Theresa"


Riccardo Muti, conductor
Rosa Feola, soprano; Alisa Kolosova, mezzo-soprano; Michaela Selinger, mezzo-soprano; Antonio Poli, tenor; Riccardo Zanellato, bass
Ora Jones, narrator

Franz Schubert: Overture in the Italian Style
Ennio Morricone: Voices from the Silence
Franz Schubert: Mass in A-flat Major
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Ave verum corpus
Antonio Vivaldi: Magnificat


Edo de Waart, conductor

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551 "Jupiter"
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 4
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Adagio and Fugue in C Minor, K. 546

Ton Koopman, conductor
Yo-Yo-Ma, cello
Joseph Haydn: Cello Concerto in D


Sir Mark Elder, conductor
Richard Goode, piano

Charles Ives: Symphony No. 2
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488
Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks

David Robertson, conductor
Emanuel Ax, Benjamin Hochman, Orli Shaham, and Orion Weiss, pianos
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos


Juanjo Mena, conductor

Bedrich Smetana: The Moldau, No. 2 from Ma vlast
Toru Takemitsu: riverrun
Heitor Villa-Lobos: Amazonas
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 "Pastoral"

Alain Altinoglu, conductor
Florent Schmitt: La tragédie de Salomé


Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony-Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
Benjamin Britten: Suite on English Folk Tunes: A time there was…
Dimitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9
Benjamin Britten: Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from Peter Grimes