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.

Yashima Conducts Schubert 5

December 4, 2022

Erina Yashima — former Sir Georg Solti Conducting Apprentice — makes her CSO podium debut.

Blomstedt & Chamayou

December 11, 2022

Herbert Blomstedt returns to the CSO podium for music by Mozart and Brahms.

Muti Conducts Bates, Franck & Mozart

December 18, 2022

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

December 25, 2022

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.

Robert Chen Leads Mozart

January 1, 2023

Concertmaster Robert Chen leads the CSO in an all-Mozart program.

Zhang & Trpčeski

January 8, 2023

Xian Zhang leads the CSO in music by Sergei Prokofiev, Nokuthula Ngwenyama, and Edvard Grieg.

Conlon & Gavrylyuk

January 15, 2023

James Conlon returns to the CSO podium to conduct Schubert, Shostakovich, and Prokofiev.

Tilson Thomas & Denk

January 22, 2023

Music by Mahler, Beethoven, Brahms, and Schoenberg conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas, the former music director of SF Symphony.