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      Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast Series

      Sundays at 1:00 pm

      Hosted by Lisa Simeone and produced by Marty Ronish, the weekly two-hour Chicago Symphony Orchestra broadcasts offer a unique format that includes dynamic and innovative content to illustrate the fascinating stories found inside the music, with insight from the performers themselves. With the powerful sounds of the CSO as their centerpiece, the broadcasts include produced segments featuring interviews with CSO musicians, guest artists, and composers, plus an exploration of the stories found within the CSO’s rich heritage of recordings and the orchestra’s illustrious history in Chicago.

      Program Schedule - Spring 2014

      April 6, 2014

      Tughan Sokhiev Conducts Tchaikovsky 4

      Tughan Sokhiev, conductor
      Mathieu Dufour, flute

      Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia
      Khachaturian: Flute Concerto
      Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36
      Mussorgsky: Songs and Dances of Death (from CD -- Sergei Aleksakshin, bass; Sir Georg Solti, conductor)

      April 13, 2014

      Riccardo Muti Conducts Schubert

      Riccardo Muti, conductor
      Yo-Yo Ma & Giovanni Sollima, cellos

      Schubert: Symphony No. 3 in D Major, D. 200
      Sollima: Antidotum Tarantulae XXI, Concerto for Two Cellos and Orchestra*
      Schubert: Symphony No. 4 in C Minor, D. 417, Tragic
      Schubert: Entr'acte No. 3 from Rosamunde
      *CSO commission, world premiere

      April 20, 2014

      Sir Mark Elder and Shostakovich

      Sir Mark Elder, conductor
      Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano

      Dvořák: The Golden Spinning Wheel
      Berlioz: Les nuits d'été
      Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 10
      Rimsky-Korsakov: Tale of the Invisible City of Kitezh

      April 27, 2014

      Dutoit and Britten

      Charles Dutoit, conductor
      Tatiana Pavloskaya, soprano
      John Mark Ainsley, tenor
      Matthias Goerne, baritone
      CSO Chorus
      Chicago Children’s Choir

      Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
      Britten: War Requiem, Op. 66

      May 4, 2014

      Nicholas McGegan and 18th-Century Works

      Nicholas McGegan, conductor
      Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano

      Handel: Concerto grosso in G Major, Op. 6, No. 1
      Vivaldi: Alma oppressa from La fida ninfa
      Porpora: Oh volesser gli Dei...Dolci, freschi aurette from Polifemo
      Hasse: Or la nube procellosa from Artaserse
      Broschi: Qual guerriero in campo armato from Idaspe
      J. C. Bach: Sinfonia in G Minor, Op. 6, No. 6
      Haydn: Symphony No. 100 in G Major, Military
      Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony (Jaap van Zweden, conductor)

      May 11, 2014

      Sakari Oramo Conducts Nielsen 5

      Sakari Oramo, conductor;
      Yuja Wang, piano

      Brett Dean: Ampitheatre
      Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 (Yuja Wang)
      Nielsen: Symphony No. 5
      Brahms: Serenade No. 2 in A Major, Op. 16 (Lorin Maazel, conductor)

      May 18, 2014

      Dutoit and Dufour

      Charles Dutoit, conductor
      John Williams, conductor*
      Mathieu Dufour, flute
      Paul Jacobs, organ

      Dukas: La Peri: Fanfare and počme dansé
      Guillaume Connesson: Pour sortir au jour**
      Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 78, Organ
      Williams: Violin Concerto (Gil Shaham, violin; John Williams, conductor)
      **CSO co-commission; world premiere

      May 25, 2014

      Muti and Izotov: the Martinů Oboe Concerto

      Riccardo Muti, conductor
      Eugene Izotov, oboe

      Haydn: Symphony No. 48 in C Major, Maria Theresa
      Martinů: Oboe Concerto
      Scriabin: The Divine Poem
      Wagner: The Flying Dutchman Overture

      June 1, 2014

      Cristian Macelaru conducts Stravinsky Miniatures

      Cristian Macelaru, conductor
      Jennifer Zetlan, soprano
      Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano

      Debussy: Jeux
      Ravel: Trois Počmes de Mallarmé
      Stravinsky: Three Japanese Lyrics
      Stravinsky: Two Poems of Balmont
      Stravinsky: Three Pieces for Clarinet Solo
      Stravinsky: Berceuses du Chat
      Stravinsky: Suite No. 1 for Small Orchestra
      Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite
      Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 2 (Yefim Bronfman, piano)

      June 8, 2014

      Conductors Make CSO Debuts

      Matthew Aucoin, Marcelo Lehninger
      Charles Dutoit, conductor*
      J’nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano

      Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements
      Stravinsky: Eight Instrumental Miniatures
      Ravel: Chansons madécasses
      Stravinsky: Concertino
      Stravinsky: Pribaoutki
      Stravinsky: Suite No. 2 for Small Orchestra
      Ravel: Une barque sur l’océan
      Ravel: Alborada del gracioso
      Debussy: Images*

      June 15, 2014

      Edo de Waart and Eroica

      Edo de Waart, conductor
      Bernard Haitink, conductor*

      Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b
      Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55, Eroica
      Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68, Pastoral*

      June 22, 2014

      Riccardo Muti and Bruckner

      Riccardo Muti, conductor
      Rudolf Buchbinder, piano

      Wagner: Siegfried’s Rhine Journey and Funeral March from Götterdämmerung
      Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
      Bruckner: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor

      June 29, 2014

      Harry Bicket Conducts Anna Clyne

      Harry Bicket, conductor
      Scott Hostetler, oboe
      Jennifer Koh, Jaime Laredo, violin

      Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6
      Clyne: Prince of Clouds*
      Stravinsky: Dumbarton Oaks Concerto
      Bach: Oboe d’amore Concerto in A Major, BWV 1055
      Bach: Concerto for Two Violins
      Rameau: Suite from Les Boreádes
      *CSO Co-Commission