Chamayou Performs Liszt’s Totentanz

Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen and the San Francisco Symphony journey through Hector Berlioz’s phantasmic Symphonie fantastique, Franz Liszt’s devilish Totentanz with pianist Bertrand Chamayou, and Modest Mussorgsky’s supernatural Night on Bald Mountain.

Alan Gilbert Conducts Lindberg, Brahms, and Berlioz

EXPO by Magnus Lindberg begins our broadcast and will be followed by the Brahms Violin Concerto in D performed by Frank Peter Zimmerman. The program concludes with the Symphonie fantastique by Berlioz.

Fresh Inspirations: Cuong, Berlioz, Walton, and Ravel

Viet Cuong premieres his work Stargazer featuring Sarah Cahill at the piano.

Debussy, Berlioz, Chen, and Saint-Saëns

Chen Qigang’s Reflet d’un temps disparu is stunningly performed by French cellist Gautier Capuçon; the rest of the program features music by French composers.

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.

Solti Conducts Del Tredici

We celebrate Sir Georg Solti and Barbara Hendricks’ birthdays in Final Alice by Del Tredici.

Mehta Conducts Crumb & Berlioz

LA Phil conductor emeritus Zubin Mehta conducts the orchestra, soprano Sophia Burgos, and boy soprano Sebastian Dolinar in music by George Crumb and Hector Berlioz.

Playlist: 13 Horror Movie Soundtracks You Should Know

It’s hard to pinpoint a single genre for which music is more indispensable than horror. Here are 13 horror movie soundtracks to give you thrills and chills.

Grant Park Music Festival Announces Full 2022 Season

The season begins on June 15 with artistic director and principal conductor Carlos Kalmar leading music of Mozart, Wagner, and Price.

Quiz: Which Symphonic Master Are You?

Are you a revolutionary like Beethoven, or are you obsessive like Berlioz? Take this quiz to see which symphonic master you most resemble.

Marcello Giordani, tenor of beauty and heft, dies at 56

Giordani had a heart attack at his home in Sicily.

6 Classical Music and Wine Pairings That Are Sure To Soothe Your Soul

Wine and music pair together in perfect harmony. Check out these 6 pairings from maestro and wine ambassador Enrique Mazzola.

CSO Contract Ratified, Strike Ends After 7 Weeks

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra strike has ended and a new, five-year contract through September 2023 has been ratified, the CSO musicians and management have confirmed.

Playlist: 31 Freaky and Frightening Classical Works to Haunt Your Halloween

Whether you’re looking for spooky music as you wait for trick-or-treaters, or you need some music to accompany your own “danse macabre,” we have your perfect Halloween soundtrack.

This Is What Your Favorite Composers Would Look Like if They Actually Cracked a Smile…

Though the music of your favorite composers might make you smile, chances are, the composers themselves aren’t smiling in their portraits. Until now…

Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces 2016-17 Season

Lyric Opera of Chicago announced its 2016-17 season, scheduled to include eight opera productions on its main stage, one opera production at the Harris Theater, and one musical.

Playlist: 10 Pieces That Changed the World

Pieces of music that turned the art form into something it hadn’t seen.