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
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 April 21 at 8 p.m.

Werner Kmetitsch / IMG Artists

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Andres Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Kelley O'Connor, soprano; Anima Young Singers of Greater Chicago; Women of the CSO Chorus

Mahler: Symphony No. 3
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 (excerpt)  (Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor)

Listen Saturday April 13 at 8 p.m.

All Mozart

Apr 7, 2019

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Manfred Honeck, conductor
Paul Lewis, piano; Regula Muhlemann, soprano

All Mozart:
La Clemenza di Tito Overture
Exultate, Jubilate
Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat, K. 595
Great Mass in C minor: Laudamus te
Correi spiegarvi, oh Dio
Symphony No. 35 in D, K. 385 Haffner
Symphony No. 39 in E-flat, K. 543

Listen Saturday April 6 at 8 p.m.

 

Felix Broede / IMG Artists

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Manfred Honeck, conductor
Till Fellner, piano

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25 in C, K. 503
Mahler: Symphony No. 5

Listen Saturday March 30 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
John Sharp, cello

Dvorak: Hussite Overture
Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor
Hindemith: Concert Music for Strings and Brass, Op. 50
Mussorgsky (orch. Ravel): Pictures at an Exhibition
Catalani: Contemplazione

Listen Saturday March 23 at 8 p.m.
 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
CSO Chorus; Krassimira Stoyanova, soprano; Dimitry Korchak, tenor; Enea Scala, tenor

Mozart: Kyrie in D minor, K. 341
Cherubini: Chant sur la mort de Joseph Haydn
Rossini: Stabat Mater
Rossini: William Tell Overture

Listen Saturday March 16 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: Lt. Kije Suite  (Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor)

Listen Saturday March 9 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Shostakovich: Festive Prelude
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 2
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 3
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet selections

Listen Saturday March 2 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano

Puccini: Prelude Sinfonico
R. Strauss: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme Suite
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15
Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain

Listen Saturday February 23 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Jarvi, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Smetana: selections from The Bartered Bride
Barber: Cello Concerto, Op. 22
Dvorak: Symphony No. 5 in F, Op. 76
R. Strauss: finale scene from Salome  (Inge Borkh, soprano; Fritz Reiner, conductor)

Listen Saturday February 16 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Semyon Bychkov, conductor
Renaud Capucon, violin

Glanert: Brahms-Fantasie
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 February 9 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
David Fray, piano

Weber: Die Freischutz Overture
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A, Op. 90 Italian
Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2  (Jean Martinon, conductor)

Listen Saturday February 2 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 January 26 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Marek Janowski, conductor

Weber: Euryanthe Overture
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B-flat, Op. 60
Wagner: Tannhauser Overture and Venusberg Music
Wagner: Preludes to Acts 3 and 1 of Die Meistersinger
Mozart: Bassoon Concerto in B-flat, K. 191  (Claudio Abbado, conductor)

Listen Saturday January 19 at 8 p.m.

 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Juraj Valcuha, conductor
Christian Tetzlaff, violin

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

Listen Saturday January 12 at 8 p.m.
 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Richard Kaufman and John Williams conduct music of John Williams.

Listen Saturday January 5 at 8 p.m.

Poulenc & Gounod

Dec 28, 2018

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

Prokofiev: Love for Three Oranges Suite, Op. 33a
Poulenc: Gloria
Gounod: St. Cecilia Mass
Ravel: Mother Goose Suite  (Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor)

Listen Saturday December 29 at 8 p.m.
 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Emmanuel Krivine, conductor
Isabelle Faust, violin; Paul Jacobs, organ

Brahms: Tragic Overture
Schumann: Violin Concerto
Guillemain: Amusement pour le violon seul, Op. 18
Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3, with Organ
Bach: Fugue in D, BWV 532
Wagner: Tannhauser Overture  (Daniel Barenboim, conductor)

Listen Saturday December 22 at 8 p.m.

Neeme Jarvi Conducts

Dec 14, 2018

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Jarvi, conductor
Robert Chen, violin

Arvo Part: Fratres
Bartok: Violin Concerto No. 1
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F, Op. 68 Pastoral
Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 in E flat

Listen Saturday December 15 at 8 p.m.

Daphnis And Chloe

Dec 7, 2018

Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Matthias Pintsher, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

Debussy (orch. Ravel): Sarabande and Danse
Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe (complete ballet)
Bernstein: On the Waterfront Suite  (James Gaffigan, conductor)

Listen Saturday December 8 at 8 p.m.
 

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