Muti ends 13 seasons with Chicago Symphony Orchestra with praise and honors — and Beethoven

“I belong to another period of making music, of approaching the scores, of asking for a lot of time for rehearsals, especially in opera.”

Beethoven Violin Concerto

Fast-rising violinist Stefan Jackiw joins guest conductor Jordan de Souza to perform Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, in a program that also features music by Leonard Bernstein and William Grant Still.

The Chen Family

An evening of chamber music from a most musical family.

Beethoven’s Fidelio

Vienna’s production of Fidelio stars Brandon Jovanovich as Florestan, alongside an Axel Kober-conducted cast that includes Anja Kampe as Leonore.

The Artistry of Pablo Casals, Part II

Highlights (including Brahms and Beethoven) from the career of what may be the preeminent cellist of the 20th century.

Beethoven Conducted by de Waart & Haitink

An all-Beethoven program from the CSO’s Archives.

Sphinx Virtuosi

A self-conducted chamber orchestra, Sphinx Virtuosi is the most prestigious group of musicians to represent the magnificently impactful Sphinx Organization.

Clyne’s ‘Sound and Fury’ & Beethoven 9

Daniel Stewart conducts the San Francisco Symphony and Chorus plus soloists Michelle Bradley, Jennifer Johnson Cano, Mario Chang, and Rod Gilfry.

Haydn and Beethoven

Works by Classical era giants shine in string quartet and piano trio configurations.

Carlos Kalmar and the Grant Park Music Festival

With principal conductor and artistic director Carlos Kalmar, we look forward to the Grant Park Music Festival’s 2023 season and also relive a July 2022 concert featuring Rachel Barton Pine playing Billy Childs as well as music by Ludwig van Beethoven and Victor Agudelo.

Highlights of Warner Classics Compilation of Furtwängler Recordings

The great conductor leading works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Robert Schumann, Gustav Mahler, and Johann Strauss II.

Salonen & Bronfman

Esa-Pekka Salonen leads works by Richard Strauss, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Anders Hillborg in a recital featuring pianist Yefim Bronfman.

Jiao Sun, piano

Pianist Jiao Sun plays music by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Franz Liszt, Claude Debussy, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Frédéric Chopin, live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago.

Maestro Maazel

A retrospective on Lorin Maazel, the Philharmonic’s former music director, and his seven-decade relationship with the orchestra.

Pekka Kuusisto

Music director Esa-Pekka Salonen leads the SF Symphony and guest artist Pekka Kuusisto, violin in music by Ludwig van Beethoven, Bryce Dessner, and Franz Schubert.

Martin Luther Clark, tenor, and Chris Reynolds, piano

Tenor Martin Luther Clark and pianist Chris Reynolds play music by Samuel K. Sweet, Beethoven, Jake Heggie, and Marc Blitzstein, live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago.

Muti Conducts Beethoven and Glass

Featuring Mitsuko Uchida.

Jaap Van Zweden Conducts Wagenaar, Korngold, and Beethoven

Featuring Hilary Hahn as the soloist in Korngold’s Violin Concerto.

Music by Kendall, Chin, Beethoven

Season Premiere: Music director Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the San Francisco Symphony in works by Hannah Kendall, Unsuk Chin, and Ludwig van Beethoven.

Muti Conducts Montgomery & Beethoven

Music Director Riccardo Muti leads the world premiere of Hymn for Everyone by CSO Composer-in-Residence Jessie Montgomery.

Music Director TBA: Elgin Symphony Unveils Flagship Series for 2023-2024

Concerts featuring Christine Brewer, Brandon Patrick George, and more. But with a music director to be named in the coming months, we will have to wait to see who will conduct them.

Playlist: Music for All Souls Day

All Souls Day (November 2) is a day of prayer and remembrance for departed loved ones observed in many branches of Christianity.

Playlist: Classical Fire and Flames

The Great Chicago Fire began on October 8, 1871. Here’s some music that takes inspiration from flames.

Musical Tails: 6 Composers Who Wrote Music for Pets

Meet the incredible pets who inspired some of our favorite music!

Playlist: Classical Music for Long Walks

In an array of stimulating and soothing music, give your walk a melodic backdrop or clear your mind for some deep thinking.