Chicago Symphony Orchestra


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.


Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez, Fritz Reiner, Jean Martinon, and Leonard Bernstein, conductors

Dale Clevenger, horn

Byron Janis, piano

Richard Wagner: Overture to Rienzi

Richard Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 11

Igor Stravinsky: Fireworks, Op. 4

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 1

Felix Mendelssohn: Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 21

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10



Marin Alsop and Daniel Barenboim, conductors

Lukas Vondracek, piano

Samuel Barber: Symphony No. 1, Op. 9

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18

Edward Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma"

Leonard Bernstein: Prologue, Tonight, Rumble, and Somewhere from West Side Story