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.


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


Riccardo Muti, conductor

Johann Strauss, Jr.: Overture to Indigo and the 40 Thieves
Giuseppe Verdi: Ballet Music from Macbeth
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2
Cesar Franck: Symphony in D Minor


Bernard Haitink, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 27
Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 4

Sir Mark Elder, conductor
Frederick Delius: The Walk to the Paradise Garden


Mitsuko Uchida, piano
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 "Trout"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik

John Williams, conductor
John Williams: Excerpt from Lincoln soundtrack


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