Chicago Symphony Orchestra on 88.7-1
Sundays 8pm to 10pm
The BP Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast Series features concerts from Symphony Center, the home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Hosted by Lisa Simeone, this weekly, two-hour series offers a unique format of engaging and lively content, including features providing insight into the music and programmatic themes found within the CSO's concert season; interviews with CSO musicians, guest artists, and composers; and an exploration of the stories found within the CSO's rich heritage of recordings and the Orchestra's illustrious history in Chicago.
Listen for the CSO's upcoming programs:
January 5, 2014
Salonen conducts Sibelius.
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Sibelius: Pohjola’s Daughter
Sibelius: Symphony No 7 in C Major, Op 105
Lutoslawski: Cello Concerto
Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini
January 12, 2014
Jaap van Zweden conducts Bartok.
Jaap van Zweden, conductor David Fray, piano David McGill, bassoon
Bates: Liquid Interface
Mozart: Piano Concerto No 25 in C Major, K 503
Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra
Mozart: Bassoon Concerto
January 19, 2014
Sir Mark Elder conducts Rachmaninoff and Sibelius.
Sir Mark Elder, conductor Garrick Ohlsson, piano
Dvorak: Slavonic Dance, Op 72/3
Dvorak: The Water Goblin
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No 3 in D Minor, Op 30
Sibelius: Symphony No 1 in E Minor, Op 39
January 26, 2014
Semyon Bychkov conducts Walton Symphony No 1.
Semyon Bychkov, conductor Kirill Gerstein, piano Katia & Marielle Labèque, duo-pianists
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 2 in G Minor, Op 16
Walton: Symphony No 1 in B-Flat Minor
Poulenc: Concerto for 2 Pianos
February 2, 2014
Riccardo Muti conducts Beethoven 4.
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Vivaldi: Concerto for Strings in A Major, R 158
Mozart: Symphony No 38 in D Major, K 504, "Prague"
Beethoven: Symphony No 4 in B-Flat Major, Op 60
Schubert: Symphony No 3 in D Major, D 200
February 9, 2014
Bernard Haitink conducts Bruckner 4.
Bernard Haitink, conductor Emanuel Ax, piano
Mozart: Piano Concerto No 27 in B-Flat Major, K 595
Bruckner: Symphony No 4 in E-Flat Major, "Romantic"
Delius: The Walk to the Paradise Garden (Mark Elder, conductor)
February 16, 2014
Asher Fisch conducts Mahler and Wagner.
Asher Fisch, conductor Michael Barenboim, violin
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
Schoenberg: Violin Concerto, Op 36
Mahler: Adagio from Symphony No 10
Wagner: Prelude to Parsifal
Bach-Koopman: Concerto in C Major, BWV 1064, with soloists from the orchestra
February 23, 2014
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor CSO Brass
Stravinsky: Elegy for JFK
Mahler: Symphony No 9 in D Major
Gabrieli: Two Canzonae
March 2, 2014
Christian Macelaru and Yefim Bronfman
Christian Macelaru, conductor Yefim Bronfman, piano
Debussy: Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun
Bartok: Piano Concerto No 2 in G Major
Bartok: Divertimento for String Orchestra
Stravinsky: Song of the Nightingale
March 9, 2014
Stéphane Denève conducts Berlioz.
Stéphane Denève, conductor James Ehnes, violin
Weber: Ruler of the Spirits Overture
Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No 1 in A Minor, Op 99
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
Berlioz: Queen Mab Scherzo and Romeo at the Tomb of the Capulets from Romeo and Juliet
March 16, 2014
Charles Dutoit and the Rite
Charles Dutoit, conductor Daniil Trifonov, piano
Stravinsky: Symphony in C
Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op 23
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
March 23, 2014
Harth-Bedoya conducts Pictures.
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor Jorge Federico Osorio, piano Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Dvorak: Husitska Overture
Chavez: Piano Concerto
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
March 30, 2014
Christoph Eschenbach conducts Bruckner 9.
Beethoven: Overture to Egmont
Rands: ….where murmurs die
Bruckner: Symphony No 9 in D Minor
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet (Sir Mark Elder, conductor)