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.

Giulini Conducts Mozart & Mahler

July 10, 2022

Carlo Maria Giulini served as the CSO’s first principal guest conductor from 1969 until 1972.

De Ridder & Barnatan

July 17, 2022

André de Ridder makes his CSO subscription series debut opening with Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture. Inon Barnatan then joins him onstage as soloist in Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major.

Orozco-Estrada & Hahn

July 24, 2022

Andrés Orozco-Estrada begins this program with the world premiere of Gabriela Lena Frank’s Haillí-Serenata, commissioned by the CSO. Hilary Hahn — the CSO’s first Artist-in-Residence — is soloist in Dvořák’s Violin Concerto.

De Waart & Josefowicz

July 31, 2022

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.