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.

5/7

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Jeremy Denk, piano

Gustav Mahler:  Blumine
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Johannes Brahms (orch. Schoenberg):  Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25

Daniel Barenboim, conductor
Mathieu Dufour, flute
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Flute Concerto No. 1 in G Major, K. 313

5/14

Charles Dutoit, conductor
Louis Lortie, piano

Maurice Ravel:  Rapsodie espagnol
Vincent D'Indy:  Symphony on a French Mountain Air
Cesar Franck:  Symphonic Variations
Maurice Ravel:  Suite No. 2 from Daphnis et Chloé
Claude Debussy:  Images

5/21

Semyon Bychkov, conductor

Gustav Mahler:  Symphony No. 3 in D Minor

Daniel Barenboim, conductor and pianist
Elliott Carter:  Soundings

5/28

A Tribute to Pierre Boulez
Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor
Alice Sara Ott, piano

Pierre Boulez:  Figures-Doubles-Prismes
Igor Stravinsky:  Four Études
Bela Bartók:  Piano Concerto No. 3
Claude Debussy:  Iberia, from Images

Daniel Barenboim, conductor
Pierre Boulez:  Notations VII

Pierre Boulez, conductor
Bela Bartók:  Divertimento for Strings

6/4

Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Alisa Kolosova, mezzo-soprano; Sergey Skorokhodov, tenor

Alexander Scriabin:  Symphony No. 1
Sergei Prokofiev:  Alexander Nevsky
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Divertimento in D Major

6/11

Ludovic Morlot, conductor
Robert Chen, violin
Jonathan Biss, piano

Bohuslav Martinu:  The Frescoes of Piero della Francesca
Claude Debussy:  La Mer
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467

6/18

Manfred Honeck, conductor

Joseph Haydn:  Symphony No. 93
Richard Strauss:  Don Juan
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony No. 7

Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Joseph Haydn:  Symphony No. 100 "Military"

6/25

Charles Dutoit, conductor
John Sharp, cello; Charles Pikler, viola
Nikolai Lugansky, piano

Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 85 in B-flat Major "La Reine"
Richard Strauss: Don Quixote
Sergei Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30