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.

Variations on America

November 29, 2020

Selections by Ives, Bernstein, Dvořák, John Williams, and more.

Handel’s ‘Messiah’

December 6, 2020

Matthew Halls conducts Handel’s seminal oratorio in this performance featuring the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus along with vocal soloists Amanda Forsythe, soprano; Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano; Nicholas Phan, tenor; and Joshua Hopkins, baritone.

Riccardo Muti conducts Cavalleria rusticana

December 13, 2020

A cast of acclaimed vocalists including Anita Rachvelishvili (Santuzza) and Piero Prett (Turiddu) star in this performance.