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.
Young Conducts Wagner & Brahms
Celebrated conductor Simone Young leads this mixed-repertoire performance.
Afkham & Ax
Conductor David Afkham and pianist Emanuel Ax join forces for a performance of Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto. Also featured are works by Shostakovich and Strauss.
Pintscher Conducts Debussy & Ravel
Matthias Pintscher conducts orchestral and choral works of Debussy and Ravel.
John Williams Returns
Highlighting film composer John Williams’s exceptional legacy with selections from Jaws, E.T., Lincoln, the Star Wars series, the Indiana Jones series, and a guest appearance from Yo-Yo Ma.