Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast Series

Sundays at 8:00 pm
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast Series

Hear live performances by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra every week.

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.

Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, WFMT and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra have partnered for a new Tuesday evening series called From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years.

Honeck & Fellner

May 16, 2021

Music by Mozart and Mahler.

Boulez & Chen

May 23, 2021

Music of Debussy, Ravel, and Ligeti.

Orozco-Estrada Conducts Mahler 3

May 30, 2021

Featuring soprano Kelley O’Connor, Women of the Chicago Symphony Chorus, and the Anima Young Singers of Greater Chicago.

Muti & Ma

June 6, 2021

Music by Bates, Schumann, Strauss, and Liszt featuring cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

Haitink & Lewis

June 13, 2021

Music by Beethoven, Bruckner, and Kodály.

Muti Conducts Stravinsky & Tchaikovsky

June 20, 2021

Plus Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony.