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 a 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, Hilary Hahn, and Daniil Trifonov; as well as Esa-Pekka Salonen, Mitsuko Uchida, and Bernard Haitink. The two-hour Chicago Symphony Orchestra broadcasts include dynamic and innovative commentary which takes the listener behind the scenes and into the music.

Reiner Rarities

December 17, 2023, 8:00 pm

This broadcast celebrates the CSO’s sixth music director, Fritz Reiner!

Handel Messiah & Tchaikovsky Nutcracker

December 24, 2023, 8:00 pm

Holiday music conducted by Sir Georg Solti and Fritz Reiner.

Blomstedt Conducts Dvořák 8

December 31, 2023, 8:00 pm

Eminent Swedish-American conductor Herbert Blomstedt leads two Dvořák landmarks — the restless, bucolic Eighth Symphony and the impassioned Cello Concerto — each imbued with the composer’s hallmark warmth and Bohemian charm.

Barenboim Conducts Bruckner 8

January 7, 2024, 8:00 pm

We will hear the CSO’s ninth music director conducting Bruckner, Strauss, and Wagner.

Muti, Glass & Mendelssohn

January 14, 2024, 8:00 pm

Join Riccardo Muti and the CSO for a sensuous journey to Italy.

Muti Conducts Mozart & Prokofiev

January 21, 2024, 8:00 pm

Plus the overture to Rossini's Il viaggio a Reims.