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.

Muti Conducts Montgomery & Beethoven

March 26, 2023, 8:00 pm

Music Director Riccardo Muti leads the world premiere of Hymn for Everyone by CSO Composer-in-Residence Jessie Montgomery.

De Waart & Josefowicz

April 2, 2023, 8:00 pm

Edo de Waart opens this program with John Adams’ The Chairman Dances, followed by Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto in D featuring Leila Josefowicz and Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony.

Muti Conducts Beethoven and Glass

April 9, 2023, 8:00 pm

Featuring Mitsuko Uchida.

Hrůša Conducts Dvořák 6

April 16, 2023, 8:00 pm

Hrůša also conducts music by Barber and Coleridge-Taylor.

Thielemann Conducts Bruckner

April 23, 2023, 8:00 pm

Christian Thielemann returns to the CSO podium to conduct Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony.

Great Guest Soloists

April 30, 2023, 8:00 pm

This week, we celebrate Byron Janis’s 95th birthday in Strauss’s Burleske in D Minor from a 1957 RCA recording and some of the guest soloists who have appeared with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra over the years.

Rakitina, Weilerstein & Tchaikovsky

May 7, 2023, 8:00 pm

Anna Rakitina makes her debut with the CSO leading an all-Tchaikovsky program.

Hannu Lintu & Ray Chen

May 14, 2023, 8:00 pm

Hannu Lintu returns to lead Brahms’ Fourth Symphony and Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole for Violin and Orchestra featuring Ray Chen.

Honeck, Capuçon & Shostakovich 5

May 21, 2023, 8:00 pm

Manfred Honeck leads the CSO with a US Premiere of Auerbach’s Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (a CSO co-commission) featuring Gautier Capuçon.

Boulez & Aimard

May 28, 2023, 8:00 pm

Pierre Boulez conducts Ligeti’s Piano Concerto, featuring Pierre-Laurent Aimard.

Szeps-Znaider & Carpenter

June 4, 2023, 8:00 pm

Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider returns to the CSO in Poulenc’s Concerto in G Minor for Organ, Strings, and Timpani and Saint-Saëns’s Symphony No. 3, featuring Cameron Carpenter.

Beethoven Conducted by de Waart & Haitink

June 11, 2023, 8:00 pm

An all-Beethoven program from the CSO's Archives.

de Ridder & Barnatan

June 18, 2023, 8:00 pm

André de Ridder leads the CSO in music from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, along with Rhapsody in Blue and Ravel's Piano Concerto with Inon Barnatan.

Muti Conducts Mozart & Prokofiev

June 25, 2023, 8:00 pm

We celebrate Riccardo Muti's 13th and culminating season as the CSO's tenth music director.