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.


Riccardo Muti, conductor
Mitsuko Uchida, piano

Robert Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54
Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D. 944 "The Great"
Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 3 in D Major, D. 200


Susanna Mälkki, conductor
Leila Josefowicz, violin
Jean Sibelius: Suite No. 1 from The Tempest
Igor Stravinsky: Violin Concerto in D Major
Thomas Adès: …but all shall be well
Claude Debussy: La mer

Sir Mark Elder, conductor
Antonin Dvorák: The Water Goblin
John Williams: Excerpt from film score for Lincoln


Riccardo Muti, conductor
John Sharp, cello

Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759 "Unfinished"
Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85
Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 125
Giuseppe Verdi: Four Seasons from I vespri siciliani


Riccardo Muti, conductor
Robert Chen, violin

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Divertimento in D Major, K. 136
Paul Hindemith: Violin Concerto
Sergei Prokofiev: Suite from Romeo and Juliet
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture


Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

Anna Clyne: <<rewind<<
Bela Bartók: Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin
Jean Sibelius: Four Legends from the Kalevala
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 7 in C Major, Op. 105
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Adagio and Fugue in C Minor, K. 546


Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor
Marina Heredia, flamenco vocals
Maurice Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin
Claude Debussy: La boîte à joujoux
Maurice Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte
Manuel de Falla: El amor brujo

Semyon Bychkov, conductor
Katia and Mariel LaBeque, piano
Maurice Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnole (2-piano version)

Alain Altinoglu, conductor
Emanuel Chabrier: España


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