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.
October 2, 2016
Riccardo Muti, conductor; Yefim Bronfman, piano
Brahms: Piano Concerto #2.
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #1, Winter Dreams.
Beethoven: The Consecration of the House Overture.
October 9, 2016
Concert performances released on the CSO ReSound label
Schoenberg: Kol Nidre (Alberto Mizrahi, n; Chicago Symphony Chorus)
Shostakovich: Suite on Verses by Michelangelo.
Bates: Anthology of Fantastic Zoology
Berlioz: Tempest Fantasy fr Lélio.
October 16, 2016
Riccardo Muti, conductor; Rosa Feola, soprano
Tchaikovsky: The Tempest; Romeo and Juliet.
Mahler: Symphony #4 in G.
October 23, 2016
Susanna Mälkki, conductor; Gil Shaham, violin
Debussy: Gigues fr Images III.
Bartok: Violin Concerto #2.
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op 35.
Adès: But All Shall Be Well.
October 30, 2016
Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor; Cynthia Yeh, percussion
Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kije Suite.
MacMillan: Veni, Veni, Emmanuel.
Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra (soloist, Yo-Yo Ma)
November 6, 2016
Bernard Haitink, conductor; Till Fellner, piano
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-Flat
Strauss: An Alpine Symphony.
We also hear Webern’s Im Sommerwind from a CSO ReSound CD.
November 13, 2016*
Vasily Petrenko, conductor; Paul Lewis, piano
Elgar: In the South (Alassio)
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor.
Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances.
*Airing later than usual at 7:00 pm
November 20, 2016
Sir Mark Elder, conductor
Vaughan Williams: The Wasps Overture; Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus
Elgar: Symphony No. 1.
We also hear Britten’s A Time There Was conducted by Jaap van Zweden, and Walton’s Crown Imperial from the CSO Brass
November 27, 2016
Mitsuko Uchida, conductor & piano; string soloists from the orchestra
Mozart: Adagio in b; Piano Concerto No. 19 in F
Schubert: Piano Quintet in A, Trout
Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik
December 4, 2016
Runnicles conducts the Enigma Variations
Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem
Strauss: Death and Transfiguration
Elgar: Enigma Variations
Dvóřak: Violin Concerto (Christian Tetzlaff, violin; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor)
December 11, 2016
Stéphane Denève conducts Berlioz
Weber: The Ruler of the Spirits Overture
Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 99 (James Ehnes, violin)
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
Berlioz: Queen Mab Scherzo and Romeo at the Tomb of the Capulets from Romeo and Juliet (Sir Mark Elder, conductor)
December 18, 2016
Metzmacher conducts Shostakovich
Tchaikovsky: Excerpts from The Nutcracker
Stravinsky: Petrushka (1911 version)
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11 (The Year 1905)
December 25, 2016
Labadie conducts Messiah
Handel: Messiah (Parts I, II, and III)