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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.
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Conductor Susanna Mälkki and Saxophonist Branford Marsalis
January 19, 2020
Celebrated saxophonist Branford Marsalis joins guest conductor Susanna Mälkki and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for a mixed program featuring works by Fauré, Debussy, and John Williams
Riccardo Muti conducts Verdi’s Requiem
January 12, 2020
CSO music director Riccardo Muti, often named among the world’s leading Verdi interpreters, conducts Messa da Requiem, one of the composer’s last masterpieces.
Conductor David Afkham and Pianist Emanuel Ax
January 5, 2020
Rising conductor David Afkham leads the CSO and guest pianist Emanuel Ax in a performance of works by Beethoven and Shostakovich.
Matthew Halls conducts the Messiah
December 29, 2019
The beloved holiday tradition returns to Symphony Center once more with this performance of Handel’s Messiah conducted by Matthew Halls featuring Amanda Forsythe, Sasha Cooke, Nicholas Phan, Joshua Hopkins, and the Chicago Symphony Chorus under the direction of Duain Wolfe.
Christoph von Dohnányi and Martin Helmchen
December 22, 2019
Legendary conductor Christoph von Dohnányi leads the CSO and pianist Martin Helmchen in a recital of works by Mozart and Beethoven.
Michael Tilson Thomas and Nicola Benedetti
December 15, 2019
Michael Tilson Thomas leads the CSO and guest violinist Nicola Benedetti in a program of Stravinsky, Prokofiev, and Tchaikovsky.
Neeme Järvi conducts Sibelius
December 8, 2019
The distinguished conductor leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a program featuring Sibelius, Glazunov, and Prokofiev.
Esa-Pekka Salonen and Daniel Barenboim
December 1, 2019
Esa-Pekka Salonen and Daniel Barenboim share conducting duties for this mixed program featuring works of Brahms, Schoenberg, Wagner, and John Corigliano.
Esa-Pekka Salonen and Leila Josefowicz
November 24, 2019
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts a program featuring violinist Leila Josefowicz.
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.