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.


Nicholas Kraemer, conductor and harpsichord

Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concertos



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


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


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


Stéphane Denève, conductor
James Ehnes, violin

Carl Maria von Weber: The Ruler of the Spirits Overture
Dmitri Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 99
Hector Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

Sir Mark Elder, conductor
Hector Berlioz: Excerpts from Romeo and Juliet


Donald Runnicles, conductor
Robert Chen, violin

Felix Mendelssohn:  Violin Concerto
Gustav Mahler:  Symphony No. 5

Fritz Reiner, conductor
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Coriolan Overture


Christoph Eschenbach, conductor

Ludwig van Beethoven:  Overture to Egmont
Bernard Rands:  …where the murmurs die…
Anton Bruckner:  Symphony No. 9 in D minor

Sir Mark Elder, conductor
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture


Riccardo Muti, conductor
Christopher Martin, trumpet

Andrzej Panufnik:  Concerto in modo antico
Igor Stravinsky:  Suite from The Firebird
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Symphony No. 3 (Polish)
Franz Schubert:  Symphony No. 8 (Unfinished)


Trevor Pinnock, conductor
Pavel Gomziakov, cello

Gabriel Fauré:  Masques et Bergamasques
Joseph Haydn:  Overture to L'Isola Disabitata
Joseph Haydn:  Cello Concerto in C Major
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550

Harry Bicket, conductor
Jean-Philippe Rameau:  Suite from Les Boreades