Chicago Symphony Orchestra
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.

9/13

Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Leila Josefowicz, violin

Claude Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
John Adams: Scheherazade.2
Igor Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Ottorino Respighi: Fountains of Rome
Manfred Honeck, conductor

9/20

Riccardo Muti, conductor
Jay Friedman, Michael Mulcahy, and Charles Vernon trombone; Gene Pokorny, tuba
Clementine Margaine, mezzo-soprano

Igor Stravinsky: Scherzo fantastique, Op. 3
Jennifer Higdon: Low Brass Concerto
Ernest Chausson: Poem of Love and the Sea, Op. 19
Benjamin Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Op. 33a

Bela Bartok: Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta
Fritz Reiner, conductor

9/27

Riccardo Muti, conductor

Gioachino Rossini: Overture to William Tell
Elizabeth Ogonek:  All These Lighted Things
Anton Bruckner:  Symphony No. 4 in E-flat Major "Romantic"
Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25 "Classical"

10/4

Riccardo Muti and Fritz Reiner, conductors
Amanda Forsythe, soprano; Elizabeth Deshong, mezzo soprano; Paul Appleby and Nicholas Phan, tenors; Nahuel di Pierro, bass

Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to Oberon
Max Raimi: Three Lisel Mueller Settings
Franz Schubert: Mass No. 6 in E-flat Major, D. 950
Richard Wagner:Siegfried's Rhine Journeyfrom Gotterdammerung

10/11

Edo de Waart, conductor  
Daniel Gingrich, horn

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 38 in D Major, K. 504 "Prague"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 3 in E-flat Major, K. 447
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36
Richard Strauss: Metamorphosen

10/18

Giovanni Antonini,  conductor  
Avi Avital, mandolin;  Giovanni Antonini, flauntino
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass
Mark Ridenour, conductor

Luigi Boccherini: Symphony No. 6 in D minor "La casa del diavolo"
Antonio Vivaldi: Mandolin Concerto in C Major, RV 425
Johann Sebastian Bach: Mandolin Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052
Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 103 in E-flat Major "Drumroll"
Johann Sebastian Bach (arranged by Eric Crees): Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582

10/25

Riccardo Muti, conductor
Mitsuko Uchida, piano;  Alison Wahl, soprano

Modest Mussorgsky (arranged by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov):  A Night on Bald Mountain
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Franz Liszt:  A Symphony to Dante's Divine Comedy