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.

Neeme Järvi and Robert Chen

February 11, 2018

Neeme Järvi conducts a program featuring CSO concertmaster Robert Chen.  

Muti conducts Mussorgsky

February 4, 2018

Riccardo Muti conducts a program that features Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain.

“Ivan the Terrible”

January 28, 2018

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.

Pianist Till Fellner

January 21, 2018

Bernard Haitink conducts a program featuring pianist Till Fellner.

Violinist Christian Tetzlaff

January 14, 2018

Juraj Valcuha conducts a program featuring violinist Christian Tetzlaff.  

Harry Bickett leads the CSO

January 7, 2018

Harry Bicket conducts a program featuring harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani.  

Bach’s Six Brandenburg Concertos

December 24, 2017

Nicholas Kraemer conducts soloists from the orchestra in a program of Bach’s Six Brandenburg Concertos.

Salonen, Mörk, and Dutoit

December 17, 2017

Charles Dutoit leads a program featuring cellist Truls Mörk, with an additional work led by Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Emanuel Ax and Michael Tilson Thomas

December 10, 2017

Michael Tilson Thomas conducts a program featuring pianist Emanuel Ax, with an additional performance led by Jaap van Zweden.

Susanna Mälkki and Branford Marsalis

December 3, 2017

Susanna Mälkki leads a program that features acclaimed saxophonist Branford Marsalis.

Salonen Conducts Debussy and Ravel

November 26, 2017

Esa-Pekka Salonen leads a program of Debussy and Ravel featuring soprano Kate Royal and bass-baritone Eric Owens.

Brahms’ Symphonies No. 3 and 4

November 19, 2017

Riccardo Muti leads the orchestra in a program of Brahms.

Joyce DiDonato sings with Riccardo Muti

November 11, 2017

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato sings under the baton of Riccardo Muti.

Soprano Regula Mühlemann sings with Manfred Honeck

November 5, 2017

Soprano Regula Mühlemann and pianist Paul Lewis perform program of Mozart under the baton of Manfred Honeck.

Donald Runnicles Conducts Britten, Strauss, and Elgar

October 29, 2017

Donald Runnicles conducts Britten, Strauss, and Elgar, plus a performance conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen featuring violinist Christian Tetzlaff.

Daniil Trifonov Plays Rachmaninoff

October 22, 2017

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

October 16, 2017

Julia Fischer is featured in a performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto led by Riccardo Muti.

Muti Conducts Overtures and Choruses from Italian Operas

October 8, 2017

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

October 1, 2017

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

September 24, 2017

Riccardo Muti conducts a program featuring Yefim Bronfman as the pianist soloist.

Symphony Ball 2015: Riccardo Muti conducts Mussorgsky

September 17, 2017

Riccardo Muti conducts the 2015 Symphony Ball.