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
Semyon Bychkov, conductor
Renaud Capucon, violin

Glanert: Brahms Fantasy
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77
Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68
Barber: School for Scandal Overture  (Leonard Slatkin, conductor)

Listen Saturday September 10 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Stravinsky: Elegy for JFK
Mahler: Symphony No. 9
Mahler: Blumine
Gabrieli: 2 Canzonas

Listen Saturday September 3 at 8 p.m.
 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano

Stravinsky: Scherzo a la russe
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G, Op. 58
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D
Britten: Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from Peter Grimes  (Jaap van Zweden, conductor)

Listen Saturday August 27 at 8 p.m.

 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Louis Lortie, piano

Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole
D'Indy: Symphony on a French Mountain Air
Franck: Symphonic Variations
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 2
Berlioz: Les Nuits d'ete  (Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano; Pierre Boulez, conductor)

Listen Saturday August 20 at 8 p.m.

 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Beethoven: King Stephen Overture
Lutoslawski: Symphony No. 3
Salonen: Foreign Bodies
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1
Janacek: Sinfonietta

Listen Saturday August 13 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor

Scriabin: Symphony No. 2
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor  Pathetique
Prokofiev: Montagues and Capulets from Romeo and Juliet

Listen Saturday August 6 at 8 p.m.

 

Beethoven's Eroica

Jul 28, 2016

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Ludovic Morlot, conductor

Berlioz: Les Francs-juges Overture
Anna Clyne: The Seamstress  (Jennifer Koh, violin)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat, Op. 55  Eroica
Haydn: Keyboard Concerto No. 11 in D  (Marc Andre Hamelin, piano; Bernard Labadie, conductor)

Listen Saturday July 30 at 8 p.m.
 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Sir Mark Elder, conductor
Richard Goode, piano

Ives: Symphony No. 2
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A, K. 488
R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks
Mozart: Concerto for 2 Pianos in E-flat, K. 365  (Emanuel Ax, Benjamin Hochman, Orli Shaham and Orion Weiss, pianos; David Robertson, conductor)

Listen Saturday July 23 at 8 p.m.

Marin Alsop Conducts

Jul 12, 2016

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop, conductor

Anna Clyne: Masquerade
Barber: Second Essay for Orchestra
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue  (Jon Kimura Parker, piano)
Dvorak: Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70
Oscar Peterson: Blues Etude
Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra  (Charles Dutoit, conductor)
John Williams:  excerpts from Lincoln  (Charles Dutoit, conductor)

Listen Saturday July 16 at 8 p.m.

Schubert And Mahler

Jul 8, 2016

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor

Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat
Mahler: Symphony No. 1
Wagner: Siegfried's Rhine Journey and Funeral Music from Gotterdammerung

Listen Saturday July 9 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1  Classical
Scriabin: Prometheus, the Poem of Fire  (Kirill Gerstein, piano)
Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F, Op. 93
Mozart: Symphony No. 38 in D, K. 504  Prague

Listen Saturday July 2 at 8 p.m.

Schubert And Elgar

Jun 24, 2016

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
John Sharp, cello

Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B minor  Unfinished
Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor
Schubert: Symphony No. 2
Verdi: Ballet Music from Otello

Listen Saturday June 25 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor
Paul Lewis, piano

Lutoslawski: Musique funebre (Funeral Music)
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 Pathetique
Mussorgsky: Dawn on the Moscow River and Dance of the Persian Maidens  (Kirill Petrenko, conductor)

Listen Saturday June 11 at 8 p.m.

 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Pinchas Zukerman, violin and conductor

Mozart: Magic Flute Overture
Telemann: Magic Flute Overture
Tartini (orch. Respighi): Pastorale
Bach: Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043 (with violinist Stephanie Jeong)
Mozart: Symphony No. 39 in E-flat, K. 543
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466  (David Fray, piano; Jaap van Zweden, conductor)

Listen Saturday June 4 at 8 p.m.
 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Donald Runnicles, conductor
Robert Chen, violin

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
Mahler: Symphony No. 5
Beethoven: Coriolan Overture  (Fritz Reiner, conductor)

Listen Saturday May 28 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis, conductor
Evgeny Kissin, piano

Bach (orch. Davis): Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor
Stravinsky: Divertimento from The Fairy's Kiss
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1
Tchaikovsky: December, from The Seasons
Mendelssohn: Wedding March from A Midsummer Night's Dream  (Frederick Stock, conductor)
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 2  (Charles Dutoit, conductor)

Listen Saturday May 21 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Simone Lamsma, violin

Britten: Violin Concerto
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1  (Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano; Christopher Martin, trumpet; Kirill Petrenko, conductor)

Listen Saturday May 14 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Xavier de Maistre, harp

Chabrier: Espana
Ginastera: Harp Concerto
Charpentier: Impressions of Italy
Ravel: Bolero
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite

Listen Saturday May 7 at 8 p.m.
 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor

Berlioz: Waverly Overture
Debussy: La Mer
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36
Martucci: Nocturne
Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole

Listen Saturday April 30 at 8 p.m.

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