Sundays at 8:00 pm
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.
Alsop & Hahn
Ravinia chief conductor and curator Marin Alsop takes the podium to conduct the CSO and guest artist Hilary Hahn in music by Brahms, Sibelius, and Rachmaninoff.
Muti Conducts Brahms & Franck
Plus music by Johann Strauss II and Verdi conducted by the CSO’s music director.
Muti Conducts Brahms Double Concerto
Plus music by Wagner and Robert Schumann conducted by CSO music director Riccardo Muti.
Celebrating Adolph “Bud” Herseth’s Centennial
A program in honor of the long-tenured CSO musician, who held the title of principal trumpet in the orchestra from 1948 until 2001.
Tilson Thomas & Denk
Music by Mahler, Beethoven, Brahms, and Schoenberg conducted by the former music director of SF Symphony.
Krivine, Faust & Jacobs
Emmanuel Krivine conducts Isabelle Faust, violin, and Paul Jacobs, organ, in music by Brahms, Robert Schumann, Guillemain, Saint-Saëns, and Bach.