Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Saturdays 8-10 p.m.

The CSO Radio Broadcast 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.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
David Afkam, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C, Op. 15
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10
R. Strauss: Don Juan (Fritz Reiner, conductor)

Listen Saturday May 26 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Edo de Waart, conductor
Augustin Hadelich, violin

R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A, K. 219 Turkish
Paganini: Caprice No. 5 (encore)
John Adams: Harmonielehre
J.C. Bach: Sinfonia in G minor  (Nicholas McGegan, conductor)

Listen Saturday May 19 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Susanna Malkki, conductor
Branford Marsalis, saxophones

Bizet: Symphony in C
Faure: Pavane
John Williams: Escapades from Catch Me If You Can
M. Wagner: Proceed, Moon
Debussy: Iberia from Images
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun  (Christian Macelaru, conductor)

Listen Saturday May 5 at 8 p.m.
 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
John Storgards, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin

Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
Raimi: Anger Management (encore)
Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 in E minor
Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kije Suite  (Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor)

Listen Saturday April 28 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Riccardo Muti, conductor

Verdi: Nabucco Overture; Gli arredi festivi from Nabucco; Va, pensiero from Nabucco; Vedi! Le fosche notturne (Anvil Chorus) from Il Trovatore; Patria oppressa from Macbeth; I Vespri Siciliani Overture
Puccini: Intermezzo to Act 3 of Manon Lescaut
Mascagni: Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
Boito: Prologue to Mesfistofele
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F, Op. 93

Listen Saturday April 21 at 8 p.m.
 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor

Rossini: William Tell Overture
Ogonek: All These Lighted Things
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 Romantic
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 Classical

Listen Saturday April 14 at 8 p.m.
 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Bernard Haitink, conductor

Mahler: Symphony No. 7
Haydn: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Cello, Oboe and Bassoon in B-flat
Gabrieli: Music for brass  (Mark Ridenour, conductor)

Listen Saturday April 7 at 8 p.m.

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Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin

Penderecki: The Awakening of Jacob
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35
Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C, Op. 61
Ravel: Bolero

Listen Saturday March 31 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano

Rossini: Semiramide Overture
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G, Op. 58
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5, Op. 107 Reformation
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture

Listen Saturday March 24 at 8 p.m.
 

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Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Mitsuko Uchida, piano
Alison Wahl, soprano; Women of the CSO Chorus

Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Liszt: Dante Symphony

Listen Saturday March 17 at 8 p.m.

All Brahms

Mar 9, 2018

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Semyon Bychkov, conductor
Renaud Capucon, violin

Detlev Glanert: Brahms Fantasy
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77
Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68
Barber: Overture to The School for Scandal

Listen Saturday March 10 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Alain Altinoglu, conductor
Sandreine Piau, soprano; Michael Shade, tenor; Andrew Foster-Williams, bass-baritone

Prokofiev: Suite from The Love for Three Oranges
Poulenc: Gloria
Gounod: Sainte Cecilia Mass
Ravel: Mother Goose Suite  (Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor)

Listen Saturday March 3 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Ludovic Morlot, conductor
Denis Kozhukhin, piano

Gershwin: An American in Paris
Ravel: Piano Concerto for Left Hand
Stravinsky: Jeu de cartes (The Card Game)
Ravel: La Valse
Debussy: Jeux
Ravel: Rapsodie espagnol

Listen Saturday February 24 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Jarvi, conductor
Robert Chen, violin

Arvo Part: Fratres
Bartok: Violin Concerto No. 1
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Pastorale
Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 in E-flat

Listen Saturday February 17 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor

Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain
R. Strauss: Don Juan
Bruckner: Symphony No. 7

Listen Saturday February 10 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Gerard Depardieu, Ivan; Yasen Peyankov, narrator; Michael Brown, the Holy Fool; Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano; Mikhail Petrenko, bass; CSO Chorus

Prokofiev: Ivan the Terrible
Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird

Listen Saturday February 3 at 8 p.m.

An Alpine Symphony

Jan 26, 2018

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Bernard Haitink, conductor
Till Fellner, piano

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat, K. 482
R. Strauss: An Alpine Symphony
Webern: Im Sommerwind (In the Summer Wind)

Listen Saturday January 27 at 8 p.m.

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Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Christiane Karg, soprano; Michael Nagy, baritone

Mozart: Masonic Funeral Music
Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
Brahms: A German Requiem
Lutoslawski: Funeral Music  (Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor)

Listen Saturday January 20 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Harry Bicket, conductor
Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord

Rameau: Suite from Platee
Poulenc: Concert champetre
Rameau: Gavotte with variations (encore)
Bach (arr. Stravinsky): Preludes and Fugues from The Well-Tempered Clavier
Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 3
Bach (arr. Crees): Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor  (CSO Brass; Mark Ridenour, conductor)

Listen Saturday January 13 at 8 p.m.
 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Juraj Valcuha, conductor
Christian Tetzlaff, violin

Haydn: Symphony No. 85 in E-flat La Reine (The Queen)
Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No. 1
J. Strauss Jr.: Emperor Waltz
R. Strauss: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier
Lutoslawski: Symphony No. 3  (Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor)

Listen Saturday January 6 at 8 p.m.
 

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