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.

CSO Resound Showcase: Riccardo Muti conducts Italian Masterworks and Prokofiev

April 28, 2019

Maestro Muti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a program of Verdi, Puccini, Mascagni, and Boito. He also leads a performance of Prokofiev’s Suite from Romeo and Juliet.

Riccardo Muti conducts Scheherazade

May 5, 2019

This week’s program features Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherezade, plus two works by Mozart.

Riccardo Muti conducts Higdon and Britten

May 12, 2019

Riccardo Muti conducts the world premiere of Jennifer Higdon‘s Low Brass Concerto, a CSO co-commission.

Concertmaster Robert Chen leads Mozart

May 19, 2019

Chicago Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Robert Chen leads an-all Mozart performance with the Violin Concerto No. 3. The program also features Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Symphony No. 25, and more.

Conductor James Feddeck and Trumpeter Christopher Martin

May 26, 2019

James Feddeck leads the CSO in a mixed program of Franck, Rachmaninoff, and Tchaikovsky. New York Philharmonic principal trumpet Christopher Martin is the soloist in a performance of Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto.

Daniel Barenboim conducts Smetana’s Má vlast

June 2, 2019

Maestro Barenboim returns to Symphony Center to lead a performance of Smetana’s Má vlast and Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll.

Sir Mark Elder conducts English music

June 9, 2019

Vaughan Williams, Elgar, Britten, and Walton are on the program for this week’s broadcast, as Sir Mark Elder returns to Symphony Center for an evening of English music.

Riccardo Muti conducts Shostakovich’s Babi Yar

June 16, 2019

Prokofiev, Shostakovich, and George Walker are featured on this week’s Chicago Symphony Orchestra broadcast.

Riccardo Muti conducts Schubert’s Mass in E-Flat Major

June 21, 2019

Maestro Muti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Chorus, and vocal soloists Amanda Forsythe, Elizabeth Deshong, Paul Appleby, Nicholas Phan, and Nahuel di Pierro in a performance of Schubert’s Mass No. 6. Plus, Weber’s Overture to Oberon, and a world premiere by CSO violist Max Raimi featuring mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Deshong.