Sundays at 1:00 pm

Chicago concertgoers know the thunderclap precision and exquisite artistry of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. With this radio series – and a record number of Grammy Award-winning recordings – the CSO sets the standard for musicians. The Chicago Symphony presents the full range of orchestral works under the seasoned baton of music director Riccardo Muti. The top tier soloists and guest conductors complete the series with artists like Yo-Yo Ma, Matthias Goerne, and Daniil Trifonov; as well as Esa-Pekka Salonen, Mitsuko Uchida, and Bernard Haitink. Hosted by Lisa Simeone, the two-hour Chicago Symphony Orchestra broadcasts include dynamic and innovative commentary, which takes the listener behind the scenes and into the music.

July 3, 2016

Alsop Conducts American Music and Dvorak

CONDUCTOR: Marin Alsop
SOLOIST: Jon Kimura Parker, piano

Clyne: Masquerade
Barber: Second Essay for Orchestra
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Dvorak: Symphony No. 7
Britten: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra (Charles Dutoit, conductor)
Williams: Excerpts from soundtrack to Lincoln (John Williams, conductor)

July 10, 2016

Sir Mark Elder and Richard Goode: Ives and Mozart

CONDUCTOR: Sir Mark Elder
SOLOIST:                  Richard Goode, piano

Ives: Symphony No. 2
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos

(Emanuel Ax, Benjamin  Hochman, Orli Shaham, and Orion Weiss, pianos; David Robertson, conductor)

July 17, 2016

Morlot Conducts Beethoven’s Eroica

CONDUCTOR: Ludovic Morlot
SOLOIST: Jennifer Koh, violin

Berlioz: Les Francs-Juges Overture
Clyne: The Seamstress for violin and orchestra
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, Eroica
Haydn: Piano Concerto in D
(Marc-André Hamelin, piano; Bernard Labadie, conductor)

July 24, 2016

Muti Conducts the Pathétique

CONDUCTOR: Riccardo Muti

Scriabin: Symphony No. 2
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, Pathétique
Prokofiev: From Romeo and Juliet, “Montagues and Capulets” from CSO                        Resound album

July 31, 2016

Esa-Pekka Salonen and Yo-Yo Ma

CONDUCTOR:         Esa-Pekka Salonen
SOLOIST:                  Yo-Yo Ma, cello

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

August 7, 2016

Dutoit Conducts Ravel

CONDUCTOR: Charles Dutoit

SOLOIST: Louis Lortie, piano

Ravel: Rapsodie espagnol
D’Indy: Symphony on a French Mountain Air
Franck: Symphonic Variations
Ravel:Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2
Debussy: Images

August 14, 2016

Tilson Thomas Conducts Sibelius

CONDUCTOR: Michael Tilson Thomas
SOLOIST: Emanuel Ax, piano

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

August 21, 2016

Tilson Thomas Conducts Mahler 9

CONDUCTOR: Michael Tilson Thomas
SOLOIST: Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano

Stravinsky: Elegy for JFK (Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano)
Mahler: Symphony No. 9
Mahler: Blumine
Gabrieli: Canzonae (from CSO Brass Live on CSO ReSound)

August 28, 2016

Bychkov Cconducts Brahms

CONDUCTOR: Semyon Bychkov
SOLOIST: Renaud Capuçon, violin

Glanert: Brahms-Fantasie
Brahms: Violin Concerto
Brahms: Symphony No. 1
Barber: Overture to The School for Scandal (Leonard Slatkin, conductor)

September 4, 2016

Honeck Conducts Beethoven 7

CONDUCTOR: Manfred Honeck

Haydn: Symphony No. 93
Strauss: Don Juan
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
Haydn: Symphony No. 100, Military (Nicholas McGegan, conductor)

September 11, 2016

Honeck Conducts Tchaikovsky

CONDUCTOR: Manfred Honeck
SOLOIST: Robert Chen, violin

Respighi: The Fountains of Rome
Respighi: Concerto Gregoriano (Robert Chen, violin)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, Pathétique
Dvorak: Carnival Overture (Fritz Reiner, conductor, from RCA Victor album)









September 18, 2016

Riccardo Muti Conducts Bruckner 1
CONDUCTOR:         Riccardo Muti
SOLOIST:                  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



September 25, 2016

Symphony Ball 2015: Muti Conducts Mussorgsky

CONDUCTOR:         Riccardo Muti

Corigliano:                Campane di Ravello

Elgar:                          In the South (Alassio)

Mussorgsky:             Pictures at an Exhibition

Beethoven:               The Consecration of the House Overture