Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Sundays at 8pm

Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Hear live performances by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra alongside selections from the orchestra’s expansive catalog of recordings. Find out the fascinating stories found inside the music; get insights from the CSO musicians, guest artists, and composers themselves; and learn more about the music and programmatic themes highlighted during the CSO’s concert season. Hosted by Lisa Simeone.

  • June 11
    De Waart & Haitink

    This all-Beethoven program from the CSO’s Archives begins with Overture to Leonore No. 3, then continues with Symphony No. 3 (Eroica) conducted by Edo de Waart. Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral) led by Principal Conductor Bernard Haitink finishes the program.


    Overture to Leonore No. 3, Op. 72b


    Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55 (Eroica)


    Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 (Pastoral)
    Bernard Haitink, conductor

  • June 18
    de Ridder & Barnatan

    This week, André de Ridder leads the CSO in A Symphonic Picture from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, along with Rhapsody in Blue and Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major with Inon Barnatan. Plus, seventh music director Jean Martinon conducts suites from Bizet’s L’arlésienne and second music director Frederick Stock’s arrangement of Paganini’s Moto perpetuo.


    Porgy and Bess, A Symphonic Picture


    Rhapsody in Blue


    Piano Concerto in G Major
    Inon Barnatan, piano; André de Ridder, conductor


    Suites Nos. 1 and 2 from L’arlésienne
    Jean Martinon, conductor


    Moto perpetuo, Op. 11
    Jean Martinon, conductor

  • June 25
    Muti Conducts Mozart & Prokofiev

    We celebrate Riccardo Muti’s 13th and culminating season as the CSO’s tenth music director this week. The program opens with Rossini’s Overture to Il viaggio a Reims, continues with Mozart’s Symphony No. 39 and Prokofiev Symphony No. 5. Opening the broadcast is Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, featuring Concertmaster Robert Chen, Principal Flute Stefán Ragnar Höskuldsson and Harpsichordist Mark Shuldiner.


    Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050
    Robert Chen, violin; Stefán Ragnar Höskuldsson, flute; Mark Shuldiner, harpsichord


    Overture to Il viaggio a Reims


    Symphony No. 39 in E-flat Major, K. 543


    Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, Op. 100
    Riccardo Muti, conductor