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.

Solti Conducts Mahler 8

February 28, 2021

Sir Georg Solti, the CSO’s eighth music director, conducts Mozart‘s Symphony No. 39 and Mahler‘s monumental Symphony of a Thousand.

Muti Conducts Schumann & Mussorgsky

March 7, 2021

In addition to headline pieces by Robert Schumann and Mussorgsky, Maestro Muti conducts works by Hindemith, Dvořák, and Catalani.

Janowski Conducts Beethoven & Wagner

March 14, 2021

Conductor Marek Janowski visits Chicago’s Symphony Center for a mixed-rep program.

Boulez Conducts Mahler, Bartók, & Stravinsky

March 21, 2021

Pierre Boulez, who was a prolific collaborator with the CSO and was the orchestra’s third principal guest conductor, conducts this mixed-rep program.