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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.
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Giancarlo Guerrero and Pablo Sáinz Villegas
November 17, 2019
Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero makes his CSO conducting debut with guest soloists Pablo Sáinz Villegas, guitar, and Daniel Binelli, bandoneon, in a performance of Spanish and Latin American music.
Riccardo Muti conducts Rossini’s Stabat mater
November 10, 2019
In addition to the Rossini masterwork, Stabat mater, Maestro Muti conducts the CSO and a slate of guest vocalists including Krasismira Stoyanova in a performance of choral works by Mozart and Cherubini.
Riccardo Muti and Joyce DiDonato
November 3, 2019
Star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato takes the Symphony Center stage to perform Berlioz’s The Death of Cleopatra with Riccardo Muti and the CSO. Also featured in this program are works by Bizet, Respighi, and Prokofiev.
Riccardo Muti conducts Scheherazade
October 27, 2019
This week’s program features Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherezade, plus two works by Mozart.
Simone Young conducts Wagner and Brahms
October 20, 2019
Conductor Simone Young takes the podium to lead the CSO in a program of works by Liszt, Wagner, and Brahms.
Michael Tilson Thomas and Gautier Capuçon
October 13, 2019
Michael Tilson Thomas, the longtime music director of the San Francisco Symphony, leads the CSO and guest artist Gautier Capuçon in this performance of works by Stravinsky, Saint-Saëns, and Prokofiev.
Pianist Simon Trpčeski performs Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3
October 6, 2019
Pianist Simon Trpčeski joins guest conductor Pablo Heras-Casado and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for a performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3.
Riccardo Muti Conducts Copland’s Lincoln Portrait
September 29, 2019
Riccardo Muti leads the CSO and narrator John Malkovich in a performance of Copland’s Lincoln Portrait. Works by George Walker, Dvořák, Mussorgsky, and Ravel round out this week’s program.
Riccardo Muti conducts Tchaikovsky and Debussy
September 22, 2019
Zell Music Director Riccardo Muti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a program of works by Debussy, Tchaikovsky, Puccini, and Mascagni.
Conductor Riccardo Muti and Cellist Yo-Yo Ma
September 13, 2019
Renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma returns to Symphony Center for a program of Shostakovich and Prokofiev, led by Maestro Riccardo Muti.
Pianist Daniil Trifonov and Guest Conductor Marin Alsop
September 8, 2019
Pianist Daniil Trifonov joins the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Marin Alsop to perform works by Bach, Rachmaninoff, and Prokofiev. In addition to works by Bridge and Copland, Alsop also conducts a world premiere, CSO commission: Bruno Mantovani‘s Threnos.
Edo de Waart Conducts Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss
September 1, 2019
Conductor Edo de Waart leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a program of works by Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss.
Marin Alsop and Hilary Hahn
August 25, 2019
Conductor Marin Alsop and violinist Hilary Hahn join the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for this program of works by Brahms, Sibelius, and Rachmaninoff.
Susanna Mälkki and Gil Shaham
August 18, 2019
Susanna Mälkki leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a program featuring violinist Gil Shaham.
Thomas Søndergård conducts music of Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, and Rachmaninoff
August 11, 2019
Danish conductor Thomas Søndergård made his Chicago Symphony Orchestra debut with this program of works by Sibelius and Rachmaninoff. Plus, pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk joins the CSO to perform Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1.
Bernard Haitink conducts An Alpine Symphony
August 4, 2019
Bernard Haitink, the former Principal Conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, returns to Symphony Center to lead performances of Richard Strauss's An Alpine Symphony and Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 22 with pianist Till Fellner.
Conductor James Feddeck and Pianist Nicholas Angelich
July 28, 2019
James Feddeck, winner of the Solti Conducting Award, leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and pianist Nicholas Angelich in a program of Beethoven and Dvořák.
Manfred Honeck conducts Respighi and Tchaikovsky
July 21, 2019
Manfred Honeck, music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in works of Respighi, Tchaikovsky, and Dvořák in this program featuring the CSO’s concertmaster Robert Chen.
Semyon Bychkov conducts Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony
July 14, 2019
Maestro Bychkov leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony. Edward Gardner conducts Wagner's Rienzi Overture and Nielsen's "The Inextinguishable" Symphony No. 4.