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.

4/2

Georg Solti, conductor
Cynthia Yeh, percussion

Avner Dorman: Eternal Rhythm
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8 in C minor, Op. 65
Maurice Ravel: Bolero

4/9

Neeme Jarvi
Robert Chen, violin

Arvo Part: Fratres  
Bela Bartok: Violin Concerto No. 1
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 82

4/16

Kirill Karabits and Carlo Maria Giulini, conductors
Sunwook Kim, piano

Sergei Prokofiev: Overture on Hebrew Themes, Op. 34b
Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25
Felix Mendelssohn: Capriccio brillant in B minor, Op. 22  
Ludwig van Beethoven: Adagio cantabile from Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13
Witold Lutosławski: Concerto for Orchestra
Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759 "Unfinished"

4/23

Riccardo Muti, conductor
Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano
 
Georges Bizet: Symphony in C Major "Roma"
Hector Berlioz: The Death of Cleopatra
Sergei Prokofiev:  Selections from Romeo and Juliet

4/30

Riccardo Muti and Fritz Reiner, conductors

Ludwig van Beethoven: Consecration of the HouseOverture, Op. 124
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55 "Eroica"
Ludwig van Beethoven: Overture to Coriolan, Op. 62

5/7

Jaap van Zweden and Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductors
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, director
Christiane Karg, soprano; Michael Nagy, baritone

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Masonic Funeral Music
Richard Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde
Johannes Brahms: A German Requiem, Op. 45
Witold Lutoslawski: Musique funebre

5/14

Jean Martinon, conductor
Julian Rachlin, violin

Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Divertimento in D Major, K. 136      
Astor Piazzolla: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires  
Paul Hindemith: Nobilissima Visione

5/21

Yuri Temirkanov and Kirill Petrenko, conductors
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, director
Denis Matsuev, piano
Alberto Mizrahi, narrator

Sergei Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73
Modest Mussorgsky and Dmitri Shostakovich: Two excerpts from Khovanschchina
Arnold Schoenberg: Kol nidre

5/28

David Afkham, conductor

Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 44 in E minor "Mourning"
Richard Strauss: Death and Transfiguration, Op. 24
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90
Sergei Prokofiev: Scythian Suite, Op. 20