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.

Program Schedule

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