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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.
Muti conducts Mussorgsky
Riccardo Muti conducts a program that features Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain.
“Ivan the Terrible”
Riccardo Muti conducts a special performance of Prokofiev’s Ivan the Terrible featuring the CSO Chorus, Chicago Children’s Choir, and guest narrator Gérard Depardieu.
Violinist Christian Tetzlaff
Juraj Valcuha conducts a program featuring violinist Christian Tetzlaff.
Bach’s Six Brandenburg Concertos
Nicholas Kraemer conducts soloists from the orchestra in a program of Bach’s Six Brandenburg Concertos.
Salonen, Mörk, and Dutoit
Charles Dutoit leads a program featuring cellist Truls Mörk, with an additional work led by Esa-Pekka Salonen.
Emanuel Ax and Michael Tilson Thomas
Michael Tilson Thomas conducts a program featuring pianist Emanuel Ax, with an additional performance led by Jaap van Zweden.
Susanna Mälkki and Branford Marsalis
Susanna Mälkki leads a program that features acclaimed saxophonist Branford Marsalis.
Salonen Conducts Debussy and Ravel
Esa-Pekka Salonen leads a program of Debussy and Ravel featuring soprano Kate Royal and bass-baritone Eric Owens.
Joyce DiDonato sings with Riccardo Muti
Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato sings under the baton of Riccardo Muti.
Soprano Regula Mühlemann sings with Manfred Honeck
Soprano Regula Mühlemann and pianist Paul Lewis perform program of Mozart under the baton of Manfred Honeck.
Donald Runnicles Conducts Britten, Strauss, and Elgar
Donald Runnicles conducts Britten, Strauss, and Elgar, plus a performance conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen featuring violinist Christian Tetzlaff.
Daniil Trifonov Plays Rachmaninoff
Semyon Bychkov conducts a program feature Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1 featuring Daniil Trifonov as soloist. Other Russian works complete the program.
Julia Fischer Plays Beethoven
Julia Fischer is featured in a performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto led by Riccardo Muti.
Muti Conducts Overtures and Choruses from Italian Operas
Hear Riccardo Muti lead the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in performances of excerpts from your favorite operas. Added to the program is a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8.
CSO ReSound Showcase
This program features music from the CSO ReSound label, including a work by former CSO composer-in-residence Mason Bates.
Riccardo Muti and Yefim Bronfman
Riccardo Muti conducts a program featuring Yefim Bronfman as the pianist soloist.