Haydn London Symphony

Plus the suite from Richard Strauss’s hilarious Der Rosenkavalier and a world-premiere by Brazilian-American composer Clarice Assad.

Haydn, Glinka, and Mussorgsky

Two trios and a piece for voice and piano.

Music of the Baroque Journeys Through Time in 2024–2025 Season

Highlights include rarely-heard gems, beloved holiday concerts, and the 80th birthday celebration of Nicholas Kraemer.

CSO Announces 2024–25 Season and New Artist-In-Residence

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association has announced its 2024–2025 season, a full year of concerts in its mainstage subscription series, as well as chamber, solo, family, and other programming.

Playlist: Jazz Takes on Classical Greats

The special bond between jazz and classical is growing closer by the day. So let’s appreciate these incredible renditions of timeless classical favorites!

90 Years: Grant Park Music Festival Announces 2024 Season

Another packed summer of live music awaits.

Reiner Rarities

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

Music of the Baroque: Windy City

Wind and water are at the heart of Chicago’s identity; Dame Jane Glover leads a program inspired by our hometown.

Alan Gilbert Conducts Symphonies by Haydn and Prokofiev

This broadcast features symphonies by Haydn and Prokofiev, plus a selection of songs by Franz Schubert orchestrated by various composers and the Fantasy-Overture, Romeo and Juliet by Tchaikovsky. The orchestra is joined by mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter for the Schubert.

Glover and Jacobs

Dame Jane Glover makes her CSO debut leading Haydn and Mozart.

Music of the Baroque Pays Tribute to Its Past, Chicago in Windy City Program

“I’ve been with this group now for over 20 years. It is glorious.”

Chineke! performs Beethoven and Haydn

Anthony Parnther leads the orchestra in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4, Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto, and works by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, and Valerie Coleman.

Danish String Quartet

The dynamic ensemble performs works by Haydn, Bach, and Shostakovich as well as their crowd-pleasing arrangements of folk music.

A Tribute to Miriam Fried

Ravinia Steans Music Institute alumni Ariel Quartet, violinist Ayano Ninomiya, cellist Karen Ouzounian, and pianist Henry Kramer pay tribute to the retiring director of the RSMI program for piano & strings.

Playlist: 8 Popular Songs that Sample Classical Music

Musicians from rap to alternative to K-Pop and beyond look to classical music for inspiration! Here are just a few creative examples.

Barenboim Conducts Schoenberg & Schubert

Daniel Barenboim leads Schoenberg’s Pelleas and Melisande and Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 in C Minor. Haydn’s Symphony No. 95 in C Major opens the program.

Little Traveling Music, Please

Wanderers, farewells, and sightseeing; people are always on the go. This week, Bill calls up, “A Little Traveling Music, Please” from the pens of Handel, Smetana, Duke Ellington, and more. Reflections from such travels infuse themselves into their works, as we will discover throughout the week. We will hear selections from Beethoven’s Les Adieux, Schubert’s Die Schöne Mullerin, and Haydn’s …

Iconic Works and Unknown Gems

Selections by Joseph Haydn and Reynaldo Hahn.

Pelios String Quartet; Sofia Radovic & Miriam Kessler

Music by Debussy, Bartók, Haydn, and Saint-Saëns.

Fabien Sevitzky and the Indianapolis Symphony

Music by Haydn, Tchaikovsky, Grieg, and Kalinnikov conducted by 20th century maestro Fabien Sevitzky.

Brentano String Quartet

“An ensemble of exceptional insight”, the Brentano String Quartet performs masterworks with reverence and an admirable balance of creativity and restraint.

Music of the Baroque: Circles of Friends and ’23-24

We hear MOB’s May concert Circles of Friends — featuring selections by Haydn, Mozart, and contemporaries Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf and Johann Baptist Wanhal — with an intermission feature: Declan McGovern previews the 23-24 season.

Boulez & Aimard

Pierre Boulez conducts Ligeti’s Piano Concerto, featuring Pierre-Laurent Aimard.

Haydn and Beethoven

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

Bruno Walter and the NBC Symphony

Works by Anton Bruckner, Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Bedřich Smetana led by one of the 20th century’s definitive conductors.