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.

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

January 17, 2021

Celebrated conductor Simone Young leads this mixed-repertoire performance.

Afkham & Ax

January 24, 2021

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

January 31, 2021

Matthias Pintscher conducts orchestral and choral works of Debussy and Ravel.

John Williams Returns

February 7, 2021

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.

Muti & Bronfman

February 14, 2021

Yefim Bronfman joins Maestro Muti and the CSO for a performance of Beethoven‘s 4th Piano Concerto. Music from Rossini, Mendelssohn, and Tchaikovsky rounds out the program.