Sundays at 8:00 pm
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.
Yashima Conducts Schubert 5
Erina Yashima — former Sir Georg Solti Conducting Apprentice — makes her CSO podium debut.
Muti Conducts Bates, Franck & Mozart
Riccardo Muti leads the CSO in Honegger's Pacific 231 and the world premiere of former Mead Composer-in-Residence Mason Bates' Alternative Energy.
Handel Messiah & Tchaikovsky Nutcracker
Sir Georg Solti leads the CSO and Chorus and a stellar cast of soloists (including soprano Kiri Te Kanawa) in the Christmas portion of Handel's Messiah.
Zhang & Trpčeski
Xian Zhang leads the CSO in music by Sergei Prokofiev, Nokuthula Ngwenyama, and Edvard Grieg.
Conlon & Gavrylyuk
James Conlon returns to the CSO podium to conduct Schubert, Shostakovich, and Prokofiev.