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
Stephane Deneve, conductor
James Ehnes, violin

Weber: Ruler of the Spirits Overture
Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
Berlioz: Queen Mab Scherzo, from Romeo et Juliette  (Sir Mark Elder, conductor)

Listen Saturday December 31 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Donald Runnicles, conductor

Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem
R. Strauss: Death and Transfiguration
Elgar: Enigma Variations, Op. 36
Dvorak: Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53  (Christian Tetzlaff, violin; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor)

Listen Saturday December 17 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Mitsuko Uchida, piano and conductor

Mozart: Adagio in B minor
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 19 in F, K. 459
Schubert: Trout Quintet
Mozart: Serenade in G, K. 525  Eine kleine Nachtmusik  (Robert Chen, conductor)
John Williams: selections from the soundtrack to Lincoln  (Riccardo Muti, conductor)

Listen Saturday December 10 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Sir Mark Elder, conductor

Vaughan Williams: The Wasps Overture
Vaughan Williams: Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus
Elgar: Symphony No. 1
Britten: Suite on English Folksongs: A time there was...  (Jaap van Zweden, conductor)
Walton: Crown Imperial March  (CSO Brass; Jay Friedman, conductor)

Listen Saturday December 3 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Vassily Petrenko, conductor
Paul Lewis, piano

Elgar: In the South
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat, Op. 73 Emperor
Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances

Listen Saturday November 26 at 8 p.m.

An Alpine Symphony

Nov 20, 2016

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 November 19 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor

Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kije Suite
MacMillan: Veni, veni Emmanuel  (Cynthia Yeh, percussion)
Revueltas: Sensemaya
Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra
Lutoslawski: Cello Concerto  (Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor)

Listen Saturday November 12 at 8 p.m.

Scheherazade

Nov 4, 2016

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Susanna Malkki, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin

Debussy: Gigues, from Images for Orchestra
Bartok: Violin Concerto No. 2
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
Thomas Ades: ...but all shall be well

Listen Saturday November 5 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Rosa Feola, soprano

Tchaikovsky: The Tempest
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture
Mahler: Symphony No. 4

Listen Saturday October 29 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor

Schoenberg: Kol Nidre  (Alberto Mizrahi, narrator)
Shostakovich: Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti
Mason Bates: Anthology of Fantastic Zoology
Berlioz: Lelio, Fantasy on The Tempest by Shakespeare

Listen Saturday October 22 at 8 p.m.
 

Ecstasy And Manfred

Oct 13, 2016

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor

Scriabin: Poem of Ecstasy, Op. 54
Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony, Op. 58

Listen Saturday October 15 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor

Corigliano: Campane di Ravello
Elgar: In the South (Alassio)
Mussorgsky (orch. Ravel): Pictures at an Exhibition
Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550
Beethoven: Consecration of the House Overture

Listen Saturday October 8 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Rudolf Buchbinder, piano

Wagner: Siegfried's Rhine Journey and Funeral March from Gotterdammerung
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G, Op. 58
Bruckner: Symphony No. 1 in C minor

Listen Saturday October 1 at 8 p.m.
 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Manfred Honeck, conductor
Robert Chen, violin

Respighi: Fountains of Rome
Respighi: Concerto Gregoriano
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 Pathetique
Dvorak: Carnival Overture  (Fritz Reiner, conductor)

Listen Saturday September 24 at 8 p.m.
 

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.

 

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