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.

Emmanuel Krivine, Isabelle Faust, and Paul Jacobs

December 16, 2018

Emmanuel Krivine leads the CSO in Saint-Saëns’s Organ Symphony with organ player Paul Jacobs. Violinist Isabelle Faust performs Schumann’s Violin Concerto in D Minor.

Alain Altinoglu conducts Gounod’s Saint Cecilia Mass

December 23, 2018

Alain Altinoglu conducts works by Prokofiev, Poulenc, and Gounod, plus, Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite.

Conductor and Composer John Williams Returns

December 30, 2018

This week’s program features the music of John Williams, the composer and conductor behind some of the most iconic scores in film history, including the Star Wars series, Jaws, the Indiana Jones series, and more. Conductor Richard Kaufman begins the program, then the Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer conducts his own music including selections from Jaws, the Star Wars films, Superman, and Memoirs of a Geisha.

Conductor Juraj Valčuha and Violinist Christian Tetzlaff

January 6, 2019

Conductor Juraj Valčuha made his Chicago Symphony Orchestra debut in May 2017 with this concert, featuring works by Haydn, Szymanowski, Johann Strauss II, and Richard Strauss. This broadcast also features Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting the CSO in Lutosławski’s Symphony No. 3.