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.


Riccardo Muti, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano

Giacomo Puccini:  Preludio Sinfonico
Richard Strauss:  Suite from Le bourgeois gentilhomme
Johannes Brahms:  Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15
Modest Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain


Riccardo Muti, conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Dmitri Shostakovich: Festive Overture
Dmitri Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 2
Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 44
Sergei Prokofiev:  Selections from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64


John Storgards, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin

Edvard Grieg:  Suite No. 1 from Peer Gynt
Felix Mendelssohn:  Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
Max Raimi:  Anger Management
Jean Sibelius:  Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op 39
Sergei Prokofiev:  Suite from Lieutenant Kije


Riccardo Muti, conductor
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Kyrie in D minor, K. 341
Luigi Cherubini:  Chan sur la mort de Joseph Haydn
Gioachino Rossini:  Stabat mater
Gioachino Rossini:  Overture to William Tell


Riccardo Muti, conductor 
John Sharp, cello

Antonin Dvorak: Hussite Overture, Op. 67
Roberto Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129
Paul Hindemith: Concert Music for Brass and Strings, Op. 50
Modest Mussorgsky (arranged by Maurice Ravel): Pictures at an Exhibition
Alfredo Catalani: Contemplazione


Manfred Honeck, conductor
Till Fellner, piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, K. 503
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 5


Manfred Honeck, conductor
Regula Muhlemann, soprano
Paul Lewis, piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Overture to La clemenza di Tito, K. 621
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: "Exsultate, jubilate," K. 165
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat Major, K. 595
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: "Laudamus te" from Mass in C Minor
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D Major, K. 385 "Haffner"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 39 in E-flat Major, K. 543